Great news! Thanks to outreach to lawmakers from incredible You're the Cure advocates like you, Kentucky's stroke bill, Senate Bill 55, has passed the legislature. We couldn't have done it without you!
Passage of Senate Bill 55 helps ensure that Kentuckians who experience stroke get to a facility capable of thrombectomy (a surgical procedure used to remove blood clots) in the right amount of time, improving their chances of returning home to loved ones to resume their daily activities.
While passage of SB 55 is great news, we also have an opportunity to help get House Bill 174 across the finish line. Kentucky's new moms still need your voice.
Individuals with pregnancy-related Medicaid coverage typically lose their benefits 60 days after the end of pregnancy. Our nation’s rate of maternal mortality is rising, and a growing body of evidence shows some of the most dangerous pregnancy-related complications – preeclampsia, blood clots, and heart problems such as cardiomyopathy – may not surface until weeks or months after delivery.
House Bill 174 would extend this benefit post-delivery to one full year, ensuring Kentucky's new moms have continuous, uninterrupted access to care to address their ongoing health needs. The bill has passed the House but still needs to make it through the Senate before time runs out in the legislative session.
Thank you for being a voice for a healthier Kentucky!