McConnell Be Warned: Matt Bevin’s War on Kentuckians’ Health Care Comes Back to Bite Him in Bluegrass State  

Washington, DC — Tonight, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear (D) defeated incumbent Governor Matt Bevin (R) to become Kentucky’s next governor-elect. Beshear ran a campaign focused on improving Kentuckians’ health care, preserving Medicaid expansion and reversing Matt Bevin’s years-long sabotage of health care. In response to Beshear’s victory, Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse released the following statement: 

“Andy Beshear won this race by making health care a centerpiece of his campaign. By vowing to protect Medicaid expansion, ensure protections for Kentuckians with pre-existing conditions, rein in pharmaceutical companies, and reverse Matt Bevin’s sabotage, Beshear made clear to voters he was the only candidate serious about improving their health care. Beshear’s victory in Kentucky sends a warning to Republicans across the country that even in Mitch McConnell’s backyard, their relentless war on Americans’ health care will continue to cost them at the ballot box.”