Kentucky’s Democratic governor is chiding Congressional Republicans for their efforts to defund or delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Democratic Governor Steve Beshear spoke in Washington Thursday at a health care forum sponsored by the National Journal and the American Medical Association. Beshear said Republicans attempting to stop or delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act are hurting people who need health insurance.
“Look, the Affordable Care Act was proposed by the president, approved by Congress, and upheld by the United States Supreme Court," said Beshear. "It is the law of the land. So, to those more worried about political power than Kentucky’s families, I have a simple message for them: Get over it, and get out of the way so I can help my people.
"Back home in Kentucky, we cannot afford to waste another day, or another life.”
Beshear predicts the 640,000 Kentuckians now lacking health insurance will be covered within two or three years.