A number of federal and state laws and regulations involve health care, such as Medicare and Medicaid, the privacy rights of patients, the legality of physician-assisted suicide, the right to choose your own end-of-life care, and more. Additionally, the federal Affordable Care Act has introduced a number of regulations that impact many Kentuckians. Most health care laws are enacted and enforced at the state level. Kentucky law, for example, prohibits doctor-assisted suicide or any kind of mercy killing. Click on a topic below to learn more about the laws and regulations that affect healthcare policies and decisions in the Bluegrass State.