The Amputee Coalition will be resuming efforts to introduce and pass Insurance Fairness for Amputees in 2020. We are actively seeking advocates to support efforts to pass the legislation.
Prior to the 2019 introduction, the Kentucky State Legislature had not considered Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation. The 2019 efforts to pass HB361 were unsuccessful with it dying in its respective committee of reference. HB361 was referred to the House Health and Family Services Committee.
State Government Information
The Republican Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.
Kentucky’s State Legislature works on a two year cycle. Sessions runs from January until March each year.
The Office of Governor has an election every four years, with the next election taking place in 2019. An individual elected to the Office of the Governor can serve two consecutive terms. The Governor is responsible for signing legislation into law and granting formal proclamations, such as Limb Loss Awareness Month.
The Kentucky Department of Insurance is a state department falling under the executive branch of Kentucky’s government. The Governor appoints the Commissioner of Insurance to observe the oversight of the insurance industry. The Department provides information about insurance coverage and the ability to file a complaint against an insurance provider.
The Amputee Coalition needs support from the limb loss/difference community. If you are interested in aiding our efforts: