Louisville nursing homes named in federal report for ‘persistent record of poor care’

By Billy Kobin, Louisville Courier Journal Six Kentucky nursing homes, including two Louisville facilities, have been named in a U.S. Senate report on nursing homes with a “persistent record of poor care.” Pennsylvania’s U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey, a Republican, and Bob Casey, a Democrat, released the names of nearly 400 nursing homes nationwide with poor safety records…

Kentucky Supreme Court rules against Matt Bevin in pension open records case

By Tom Loftus FRANKFORT – The state Supreme Court has rebuffed the initial legal maneuver in the Bevin administration’s appeal of a court order requiring it to disclose a financial analysis of the governor’s original pension reform plan called “Keeping the Promise.” On Friday, Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. ruled that the Bevin administration’s emergency motion…

Special Session Still in Limbo

BY MICHON LINDSTROM PUBLISHED 6:16 PM ET JUN. 03, 2019 FRANKFORT- There is less than a month until July 1 and lawmakers don’t appear to be any closer to a special session. Last week, Gov. Matt Bevin said the “onus” is on lawmakers to get enough votes to pass his version of a pension reform…

Yarmuth Joins Growing Group of House Democrats Supporting Medicare-for-All and Public Option Plans

BY EVA MCKEND PUBLISHED 9:03 AM ET JUN. 03, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC – Despite long odds, House Democrats are continuing their push for a number of national Medicare-for-All and public option plans. “Several of these proposals aim to make health insurance more affordable, either by eliminating premiums, reducing premiums, eliminating cost sharing and providing benefits that…

How Passport Health Plan’s sale to Evolent will affect its customers and employees

By Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal Published 6:26 a.m. ET May 30, 2019 On Wednesday, Passport Health Plan announced it reached an agreement with Evolent Health, a national health health management company, which will buy a 70% stake in Passport for $70 million. Passport is a non-profit Medicaid managed care plan based in Louisville. Here’s how the changes could affect:…