Health Care Killing Republicans In Elections

John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards

Republicans are losing elections even in the deep south because of health care.

“Alarm bells are ringing in the deep-red South where Republicans have lost gubernatorial races this month in Kentucky and Louisiana — despite rallies President Trump held to boost their prospects — largely on the issue of Medicaid expansion. Republicans in Washington better hear them.

Andy Beshear upset incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin in Kentucky, campaigning against the work requirements Bevin put on Medicaid in a state that had seen the uninsured rate for adults too young for Medicare drop from 21% to 7%. Democratic Gov. Jon Bel Edwards fended off a GOP challenge Saturday from a candidate pledging to block new enrollment in Medicaid and conduct stricter oversight of how recipients qualify for benefits. ” [READ MORE]