Undermining the process
A medical school classmate of mine, Dr Nicholas Trotta, was an optometrist who wanted to do eye surgery. He went to medical school, did an ophthalmology residency, became board certified and now practices ophthalmology in Philadelphia. Any Kentucky optometrist could do the same.
However, Kentucky optometrists chose to do otherwise. They chose to buy our legislature to the tune of over $400,000 or about $300 per legislator. Surely they anticipated the optometrists wanted something.