Regan Hunt, the executive director of Kentucky Voices for Health, has been named Consumer Health Advocate of the Year by Families USA, which calls itself “the national organization for health-care consumers.” KVH is a group of organizations and individuals working to improve health and coverage for Kentuckians, and was organized in response to the federal health-reform law. It includes groups that lobby, but it does not lobby.
The award is given to individuals who have made exceptional contributions in the effort to help our nation’s health care consumers. Hunt received the award to “recognize and honor her leadership in the expansion of Medicaid in Kentucky, her efforts to bolster health coverage under the Affordable Care Act and her steadfast commitment to building a healthier Kentucky,” Nicole Nash reports in a KVH press release.
“Regan is a one-of-a-kind advocate who led the way on Medicaid expansion and health coverage enrollment in the Bluegrass State,” Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, said. “Thanks to Regan’s tireless efforts, thousands of Kentuckians have access to health care. The diverse coalition she has mobilized will continue to benefit Kentucky residents for years to come.” (Read more)