In Kentucky, a Rare Southern Embrace of Obamacare
Gov. Steve Beshear’s all-out support for President Barack Obama’s health care reform law puts him starkly at odds with Kentucky’s senators — McConnell and Rand Paul — who argue that neither the country nor the state can afford a new entitlement program that they say has already raised premiums and kicked people off their existing plans.
Mitch McConnell can’t say often enough how much he opposes Obamacare. But as the Senate’s top Republican begins his reelection campaign, the Democratic leaders of his home state are embracing the controversial health law and its ambitious goals more aggressively than any of their southern neighbors.