Senate Approves Bill To Provide Improved Health Insurance Coverage For Stuttering


Legislation inspired by former University of Kentucky Basketball player Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to provide better health insurance coverage to stuttering is one step closer to becoming law in Kentucky.

Senate Bill 111 that was introduced by 3rd District State Senator Whitney Westerfield passed the Kentucky Senate Tuesday and now moves on to the Kentucky House of Representatives. Senator Westerfield says the bill was drafted after he was approached by Gilchrist.

click to download audioWesterfield says part of the conversation in drafting the bill was what Gilchrist overcame to become a player at the University of Kentucky.

click to download audioThe Senator says he and Gilchrist worked closely on crafting the bill based on the needs of someone who suffers from stuttering.

click to download audioSenator Westerfield adds Senate Bill 111 targets several limits that are currently imposed by health insurance.

click to download audioIf Senate Bill 111 passes the Kentucky House of Representatives and becomes law, the new provisions would go into effect on January 1, 2025.

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