Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) “is touting his state as an example of making ObamaCare work in a Republican stronghold,” The Hill reports.
“The state has drawn national attention for setting up its own ObamaCare marketplace and expanding Medicaid under the law.”
Said Beshear: “Let me be clear: We welcome the attention, because we know we have boldly seized the opportunity to change the course of history in our state… Look, I’m well aware of the so-called ‘politics’ of the ACA. President Obama didn’t get a lot of votes in Kentucky. We’re represented in the Senate by two high-profile Republicans who have no love for either the president or his signature program. But there’s a huge disconnect between the rank partisanship of national politics and governors whose job it is to help beleaguered families, strengthen work forces, attract companies and build a balanced budget.”