Democrats to highlight a red state’s success with Obamacare in response to Trump speech


President Trump‘s first major congressional address this week will be met with a Democratic response highlighting the success of Obamacare in a state that Trump won.

Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, a strong supporter of Obamacare and Medicaid expansion, will deliver the Democrats‘ rebuttal to the president’s first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday.

“Nobody is better equipped to talk about the successes of the [Affordable Care Act] than he is,” said Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky. “In terms of lowering the uninsured rate and people getting preventive care, the numbers in Kentucky are staggering.”

While governor from 2007 to 2015, Beshear led the state in lowering its rate of people without health insurance from over 20 percent to 7.5 percent, one of the biggest improvements in the nation.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the president’s…


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