There’s a proposed piece of legislation in Kentucky that would require health plans to cover certain therapies used to treat chronic pain.

As currently written, House Bill 198 would allow pain warriors to have access to receive 20 visits for pain treatments provided by a licensed professional.

Why it matters

Pain care, especially integrative therapy options, are not well-covered by Kentucky health plans, leaving individuals like you with limited options to manage your chronic pain condition.

HB 198 would require plans cover up to 20 visits in the following areas:

  • pain management
  • physical therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • osteopathic manipulation
  • chiropractic services
  • acupuncture
  • massage therapy
  • psychotherapy

The bill would also require that the deductible, coinsurance, or copay for these treatments cost no more than seeing a primary care physician, and would make is so that referrals for the 20 covered visits were not required.

Take action today!

We’re asking that you take a moment to send a pre-written letter through our online campaign. This letter can be edited as you see fit; we encourage you to share 1-3 lines about your personal pain journey.

If you’ve found benefits in using one or more of the proposed therapies to be covered by insurance, be sure to include your experience within your message to lawmakers.