Robert Goforth on Health Care
Expand coverage to help fellow Kentuckians
Q: Will you protect or even expand access to Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act?
A: I believe in expanding health coverage where we can reasonably do it, and
I'm not for wholesale chopping of huge numbers of people off Medicaid. The working poor and unemployed and underemployed Kentuckians need help. We cannot turn a blind eye to the plight of thousands upon thousands of our fellow Kentuckians.
Source: KFTC.org on 2019 Kentucky Gubernatorial race
, Aug 7, 2019
Ban use of tobacco products in schools
Robert Goforth co-sponsored House Bill 11: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 438 to prohibit use of tobacco products by students, school personnel, and visitors in schools, school vehicles, properties, and activities; require policies to be in place
by the 2020-21 school year; require that smoke-free policies and signage be adopted; provide that existing bans are not impacted.
Legislative outcome:Passed House 85-11 on 03/28; passed Senate 28-10 on 3/28; signed by Governor, 04/09/19.
Source: Kentucky legislative voting records: HB 11 on KRS 438
, Jan 8, 2019
Page last updated: Apr 19, 2020