If you live in Kentucky, you probably didn’t vote yesterday. It is likely that the poor turnout will have a massive impact on many Kentuckians’ lives. Indeed, it is likely that many low-income Kentucky residents will literally die because so few people cast a ballot in the state’s gubernatorial race. Matt Bevin is a staunch opponent of Obamacare and has promised to shut down the state-run health care exchange. Last February, when asked about the law’s Medicaid expansion, Bevin responded unequivocally — “Absolutely. No question about it. I would reverse that immediately.” An estimated 400,000 people will lose their health care if Bevin follows through on this statement.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.
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