Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Local News

February 12, 2013

Health care meets politics

GLASGOW — Health care and politics met in one room Monday morning as area health care professionals met with Sen. David Givens, R-Greensburg, in the board room at T.J. Samson Community Hospital to discuss what they see as the pressing issues in today’s health care.

“We are at a tipping point, across the state and nationally, with regard to delivery of health care services,” Givens said.

Givens met with more than a dozen health care providers from T.J. Samson and HealthSouth, a large health care provider with a rehabilitation hospital in Elizabethtown. Health care is vital to Kentucky and the nation, Givens said, and it is important for legislators and those in the field to get together and talk about what needs to be done to provide the best medical care to local citizens.

“I don’t sense that there is a lot of this kind of dialogue happening,” Givens said.

Givens started by talking about the health care developments he expects to see in the Kentucky legislature this year. Governor Steve Beshear will probably expand Medicaid provisions under the Affordable Care Act, Givens said, and that will mean one in four Kentuckians will be eligible for Medicaid under the new regulations. The flood of new Medicaid patients is likely to cause problems with access to care, because there will not be enough health care providers to handle all the patients, Givens said.

For the full story, see the print or e-edition of Thursday's Glasgow Daily Times.

Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content