Kentucky Reports First Vaping-Related Death

Kentucky Reports First Vaping-Related Death Kentucky health officials on Friday announced the state’s first probable vaping-related death. The man who died was in his late 20s, said Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Angela Dearinger. The Centers for Disease Control website said as of Tuesday, 57 vaping-related deaths had been confirmed in 27 states and the…

Medicaid RFPs Issued Friday for 2020 Managed Care Contracts

Medicaid RFPs Issued Friday for 2020 Managed Care Contracts Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration issued a request for proposals Friday for Medicaid managed care contracts. This comes after Beshear canceled contracts awarded by former Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration near the end of Bevin’s term last year. Contracts with Aetna via Coventry Cares, Anthem…

RFP

RFP Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration issued a request for proposals Friday for Medicaid managed care contracts. This comes after Beshear canceled contracts awarded by former Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration near the end of Bevin’s term last year. Contracts with Aetna via Coventry Cares, Anthem Inc., Humana Inc. via CareSource, Passport Health Plan…

Bipartisan Push to Limit Governor’s Pardon Powers

Bipartisan Push to Limit Governor’s Pardon Powers Responding to former Gov. Matt Bevin’s flurry of last-minute pardons, Kentucky lawmakers have introduced bills that would put checks on gubernatorial pardon powers and ensure victims are notified before their assailants are given clemency. Bevin, a Republican, issued hundreds of pardons between his electoral defeat in November…