Julie Denton http://wkms.org en Senate Bill to Ban Tanning Beds for Minors Fails http://wkms.org/post/senate-bill-ban-tanning-beds-minors-fails <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Legislation to ban most minors from Kentucky tanning beds has failed in committee. The House-approved measure fell two votes shy of passage in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:18:58 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 39351 at http://wkms.org Senate Bill to Ban Tanning Beds for Minors Fails Bill Allowing Study of Cannabis Oil Proposed in Kentucky State Senate http://wkms.org/post/bill-allowing-study-cannabis-oil-proposed-kentucky-state-senate <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">A bill that would permit Kentucky universities to study and develop treatments using cannabis oil has been filed in the state Senate.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Cannabidiol is an ingredient found in the marijuana plant. It has an extremely low THC content, which means it doesn’t get its users high, and a growing body of research shows it can significantly reduce seizures, even in children with epilepsy.</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:34:58 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38567 at http://wkms.org Bill Allowing Study of Cannabis Oil Proposed in Kentucky State Senate Kentucky Senate Republicans Want More Control Over Health Care Reforms http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senate-republicans-want-more-control-over-health-care-reforms <p></p><p></p><p>While Kentucky’s&nbsp;online marketplace for&nbsp;health insurance&nbsp;is running well, some questions remain about its long term impact.&nbsp;</p><p>Louisville Republican&nbsp;Julie Denton, who&nbsp;chairs the Senate’s Health and Welfare Committee, still worries too many newly-insured Kentuckians will have&nbsp;costly&nbsp;health&nbsp;care needs. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:18:29 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 37231 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senate Republicans Want More Control Over Health Care Reforms Denton Files Two Bills To Place Affordable Care Act Decisions in Lawmakers' Hands http://wkms.org/post/denton-files-two-bills-place-affordable-care-act-decisions-lawmakers-hands <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">State Sen. Julie Denton has filed two bills that would put control of implementation of the Affordable Care Act into lawmakers’ hands. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:12:36 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 26607 at http://wkms.org Denton Files Two Bills To Place Affordable Care Act Decisions in Lawmakers' Hands Denton Has Concerns About Medicaid Operators http://wkms.org/post/denton-has-concerns-about-medicaid-operators <p>This week Kentucky Senator Julie Denton accused Medicaid managed care organization Coventry Cares of underpaying hospitals and that if the organization didn&rsquo;t straighten up that she&rsquo;d have the state end its contract with the company. Fri, 11 May 2012 20:40:14 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17947 at http://wkms.org Senator Denton Says Lawmakers May Kick CoventryCares out of State Medicaid http://wkms.org/post/senator-denton-says-lawmakers-may-kick-coventrycares-out-state-medicaid <p>Kentucky Senator Julie Denton says the state&#39;s largest private Medicaid company is underpaying and threatening healthcare providers, and she says lawmakers may kick the company out of the state Medicaid system if the behavior persists.<br /> Thu, 10 May 2012 20:19:23 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17928 at http://wkms.org Senator Denton Says Lawmakers May Kick CoventryCares out of State Medicaid Denton Says Lawmakers Will Remove CoventryCares From Medicaid System if Tough Bargaining Continues http://wkms.org/post/denton-says-lawmakers-will-remove-coventrycares-medicaid-system-if-tough-bargaining-continues <p><font size="2">Kentucky Senator Julie Denton says the state&#39;s largest private Medicaid company is underpaying and threatening healthcare providers, and she says lawmakers may kick the company out of the state Medicaid system if the behavior persists.</font><br /> Wed, 09 May 2012 20:41:54 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17913 at http://wkms.org Denton Says Lawmakers Will Remove CoventryCares From Medicaid System if Tough Bargaining Continues PSE Bill Passes State Senate http://wkms.org/post/pse-bill-passes-state-senate <p>A bill regulating the amount of certain cold medicines consumers can buy over the counter has passed the State Senate. The bill is intended to crack down on meth users, who use cold medicine to make the illegal drug.<br /><br />Senate Bill 3 passed after an amendment raised the monthly pseudoephedrine allotment to seven point two grams per month- or the equivalent of two boxes of medicine. Previously the bill had been prescription only, then limited over-the-counter purchase to three point six grams a month.<br /> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 21:41:22 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17129 at http://wkms.org State Bill Seeks To End Constable Position http://wkms.org/post/state-bill-seeks-end-constable-position <p><font>Kentucky lawmakers are backing away from a measure that would eliminate the office of constable in every county.<br /><br /> Every county has an elected constable. But in the last year, many constables have been accused of being either unnecessary or corrupt.&nbsp; Originally, Senate Bill 30 was a constitutional amendment to eliminate constables. But the bill was unlikely to pass due to a gentlemen&rsquo;s agreement in the legislature that each chamber would only push one amendment each session.<br /> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:57:22 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 16939 at http://wkms.org