Legislative Update – 2/17/17

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The “people’s house” certainly lived up to its moniker this week. Citizens of the Commonwealth descended upon the capital city in droves to advocate for and against a number of issues. I was particularly happy to see so many folks from the 28th District. It was awesome to meet with resident physicians from UK Hospital … Read More

Lawmakers at children’s health summit share advice on how to move bills through legislature while Gov. Bevin promises receptive ear

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FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin promised a profound change in his administration’s attention to vulnerable children and lawmakers who specialize in health care offered their advice to professionals in the field during the Kentucky Summit on Access to Care for Children and Youth Wednesday. The event, sponsored by the Commission for Children with Special Health … Read More

Alvarado presents Winchester Elks Lodge with Capitol flags

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Throughout the years Winchester Elks Lodge No. 2816 has provided multiple scholarships, raised thousands of dollars for various local charities, sponsored the Winchester Christmas parade, conducted multiple veterans dinners and is in the process of conducting their third annual Kids with Cancer Golf Scramble. “Everything we do here at the Elks is for charity, a … Read More

Coverage of elemental formulas for severe digestive disorders passes House 94-0, heads for enrollment

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FRANKFORT — Legislation that would mandate coverage of amino-acid-based formulas for eosinophilic and other digestive disorders is a step closer to Gov. Matt Bevin’s desk after passing the House of Representatives on a 94-0 vote Friday. Senate Bill 193, sponsored by Sen. Ralph Alvarado, is named “Noah’s Law” after 9-year-old Noah Greenhill, of Pike County, … Read More

Democrat Consultant Dale Emmons Publicly Apologizes to Senator Alvarado for Deceptive 2014 Political Ad

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Proving that false political ads can be held accountable FRANKFORT, KY – After almost two years in court, Senator Ralph Alvarado has received a signed public apology from Dale Emmons — consultant to former State Senator RJ Palmer — who was involved in creating a political attack advertisement against Dr. Alvarado. A week before the … Read More

Senate, House committees pass companion bills dubbed “Noah’s Law” on covering formula for eosinophilic disorder patients

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FRANKFORT — A pair of bills that would ensure health coverage of amino-acid-based formulas consumed by those suffering from eosinophilic disorders unanimously cleared House and Senate committees on Wednesday. Senate Bill 146 and House Bill 353 emerged this year in response to a 9-year-old Pike County boy named Noah Greenhill, who suffers eosinophilic esophagitis and … Read More

Bill instituting appeals for denied MCO claims pass Senate committee

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FRANKFORT – Medical providers whose claims have been denied by managed care organizations will have an opportunity to appeal those decisions under legislation which was unanimously passed by the Senate Committee on Appropriations and Revenue on Tuesday. Senate Bill 20, sponsored by Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester, would create an independent appeals process within the Cabinet … Read More