Friday, October 4, 2013

Alison Lundergan Grimes Ignoring One of Biggest Events in Kentucky's History

If she really wants to endear herself to Kentucky's Democratic voters - especially the ones who need some real inspiration to turn out on election day next year - Grimes will attach herself to Governor Steve Beshear's Obamacare Kynect victory tour and start singing Obamacare's praises.

Mary Meehan at the Herald:

Comparing congressmen who obstruct government funding because of the newly imposed Affordable Care Act to "9-year-olds in a food fight," Gov. Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that nearly 90,000 Kentuckians had explored health care options at the state's website,
By noon Thursday, the site had nearly 2 million page views, 12,779 applications started and 3,505 individuals and families approved for affordable health insurance.
Beshear said many people were able to explore their health care options through the website, making it "one of the most exciting days I have had since I have been governor."

Beshear choked up a bit during his first public appearance since Kentucky's health care program went into effect. At a news conference Wednesday at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, there was a catch in Beshear's voice after he talked about how improved health care will make a real difference in the lives of the 640,000 Kentuckians currently uninsured.

"I am proud to be a part of it," he said.
Obamacare - for all that Kentucky officials refuse to use the name or credit the President - is on track to accomplish what decades of kow-towing to Big Coal and the obscenely wealthy have not: genuine improvement in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians, including thousands of new jobs and billions of dollars in economic growth.

Beshear also slammed Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul for their anti-Obamacare obstruction.
Gov. Steve Beshear said Thursday he was "disappointed" that Kentucky's U.S. senators "continue to weave their web of misinformation" about President Barack Obama's health care law instead of offering solutions.

Beshear, a Democrat, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are wrong to say Kentuckians don't want the Affordable Care Act, and he said they would pay a political price for opposing it.

"I would predict to you that a year from now all of these people are going to be turning around and looking at these critics and saying, 'Wait a minute. You were misleading us. Because this works, and I have health insurance I can afford,'" Beshear said.

The governor, in Washington to speak at a conference hosted by National Journal, castigated Washington's "dysfunctionality" before responding to an op-ed co-signed by Paul and McConnell and appearing in the Cincinnati Enquirer that assailed Beshear's support of the law.

"As far as I'm concerned, they can stay up here in Washington and continue their political grandstanding," Beshear said. "I'm going to be in Kentucky, making sure that our people have affordable health insurance."


"People are really enthused and interested in this and very excited about it," the governor said.
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1 comment:

Old Scout said...

THIS is the Steve with which we grew-up down in S.W Hopkins County.