Two important healthcare initiatives came up in the 2008 Kentucky General Assembly and, surprisingly, one of them ended in victory when the Senate refused to extend the ICARE entitlement. The loss came when the House failed to move toward doing away with CON.
Here is the flashback to March of this year. This next Tuesday, the Joint Committee on Banking and Insurance will discuss the dying ICARE program Gov. Steve Beshear promised to expand during his election campaign.
Reviving this entitlement when we can’t afford the entitlements we can’t get rid of may not be the best idea.