Andy Beshear on Health Care



Protections for pre-existing conditions; stop lifetime caps

[As Attorney General], all of the work we do is built on helping people. That's why I've defended health care protections for people with pre-existing conditions and fought to stop lifetime caps for people with conditions like diabetes or Crohn's disease. I also released a comprehensive health care plan that ensures every Kentuckian can access quality health care and drives down the cost of prescription drugs.
Source: Louisville Courier-Journal on 2019 Kentucky governor's race , May 10, 2019

Protect ObamaCare: lives hang in the balance

Attorney General Beshear is taking legal action on behalf of 1.3 million Kentuckians who may lose health care after a federal judge determined ObamaCare to be unconstitutional last week. Beshear announced that he would join 15 other attorneys general across the country to oppose a Texas judge's ruling last week against the Affordable Care Act, the health care law passed by former President Barack Obama.

"With Kentuckians facing so many needs, we cannot allow a Texas court to strip coverage away from our Kentucky families," Beshear said in a statement. Beshear said "lives hang in the balance" and that he plans to file a legal challenge. "For so many families it is a matter of life and death," Beshear said. "If Kentuckians understand what is at stake, then they'll be supportive of us overturning this ruling."

Beshear listed the loss of mandatory coverage for pre-existing conditions, expanded Medicaid, and children being able to stay on a parent's insurance until age 26 among his top concerns.

Source: Louisville Courier-Journal on 2019 Kentucky governor race , Dec 17, 2018

Other governors on Health Care: Andy Beshear on other issues:
KY Gubernatorial:
Adam Edelen
Alison Grimes
Ben Chandler
Elaine Chao
Jim Gray
Matt Bevin
Robert Goforth
Rocky Adkins
KY Senatorial:
Amy McGrath
C. Wesley Morgan
Jim Gray
Rand Paul
Steven Cox

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) - no challengers yet
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Woody Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Nicole Galloway(D) vs.Jim Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Holly Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Michael Coachman(R)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinksy(D) vs.Dan Feltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Wanda Vazquez Garced(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Jeff Burningham(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Rebecca Holcombe(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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