In just about every U.S. House and Senate race across the nation this fall, the candidates are debating the Affordable Care Act.
In Kentucky, it’s no different.
Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes have both taken positions on the legislation. At a Kentucky Farm Bureau forum last month, Grimes said she would be interested in “streamlining” the act and labeled the law “not perfect.”
Sen. McConnell told Farm Bureau members he wants the repeal the entire law and called Obamacare the worst piece of legislation passed in the last half century.
We discussed the ACA and Kynect, the state health insurance exchange, on Monday’s Kentucky Tonight. All four guests, Doctors Barbara Casper and Neal Moser, and state Senators Tom Buford and Reginald Thomas, weighed in with their viewpoints on the Affordable Care Act.
We’ll be preempted next Monday night by the new Ken Burns’ documentary, The Roosevelts. Kentucky Tonight will return on September 22 at 8 p.m. for our conversation with the 2nd Congressional District candidates.