Posted December 7, 2020
Sen. Max Wise of Campbellsville was presented with KMA’s 2019 Advocacy Award on Tuesday, Jan. 7 during the opening day of the 2020 General Assembly.
The award is presented to individuals who have effected positive change in the healthcare space through their advocacy efforts. Sen. Wise is chairman of the Education Committee and a member of a number of others, including Health and Welfare. In 2014 he defeated a Republican Senate Candidate in the primary by differentiating himself on one issue – tort reform. He has since become a strong advocate for policies that support physicians and patients across Kentucky. Sen. Wise has had an open-door policy for KMA, voting in favor of legislation improving the prior authorization process and establishing tobacco free schools, as well as cracking down on pharmacy benefit managers, serving as a champion for the issue in the Senate.
Ben Chandler, President and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, also received the KMA Advocacy Award during the 2019 Annual Meeting in September.