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10 Days, 10 Ways Matt Bevin Lied to Kentucky: Healthcare


 
10 Days, 10 Ways Matt Bevin Lied to Kentucky: Healthcare
 
FRANKFORT, KY -- Matt Bevin has spent his campaign proving exactly why Republicans called him an 'East Coast Con Man' and a 'Pathological Liar.' That's why each day for 10 days, the Kentucky Democratic Party is highlighting the top 10 reasons why Kentuckians cannot trust Bevin to be governor. 
 
"Matt Bevin has spent his campaign lying to Kentuckians and proving why even Republicans called him the 'East Coast Con Man,'" said David Bergstein of the Kentucky Democratic Party. "Bevin's refusal to tell the truth about his plan to kick nearly 500,000 Kentuckians off of their healthcare on the first day of his administration has been one of the most consistent and glaring examples of his chronic dishonesty. And it's more proof why Kentuckians do not trust a 'Pathological Liar' like Bevin to be governor."  
 
See for yourself: 
 
WDRB, Dyche:  “No Issue Has Produced More Confusion Than Bevin’s Position on the State’s Expansion of Medicaid.” “No issue has produced more confusion than Bevin’s position on the state’s expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare.  Here’s what his Blueprint says:  ‘The Medicaid expansion enacted under Obamacare is unaffordable for the taxpayers of Kentucky and should be repealed.’ Bevin has been all over the board in attempting to explain this.” [WDRB, 10/16/15]
 
Northern Kentucky Tribune,  Straub: “Even Scholars in Ancient Languages Have Failed to Decipher Where in the Hell He Comes Down on the Medicaid Expansion.”  "Since his primary victory Bevin has made what can only be described as an unholy mess of his campaign. He has flip-flopped more often than a smallmouth bass on the bottom of a Crestliner. Even scholars in ancient languages have failed to decipher where in the hell he comes down on the Medicaid expansion adopted by Beshear." [Northern Kentucky Tribune, 10/8/15]
 
Courier-Journal, Gerth: “Bevin Won’t Admit It, But His Plan Would Force Most of Those 430,000 People Off the Federal Insurance Plan.” “Bevin won't admit it, but his plan would force most of those 430,000 people off the federal insurance plan – leaving many of them without a way to pay medical bills […] After being asked repeatedly whether those people who earn up to 138 percent of the poverty level would still have health insurance, Bevin said, "They're Kentuckians. They will continue to live in Kentucky if they choose to." [The Courier-Journal, 7/26/15]
 
Herald-Leader, Youngman: Healthcare Position “One of Bevin’s Biggest Struggles.” “One of Bevin's biggest struggles has been explaining how he would address health care as governor, especially when it comes to the state's Medicaid expansion. In February, when he released his ‘Blueprint for Kentucky,’ Bevin could not have been more clear about his plans for the expansion of Medicaid eligibility that Gov. Steve Beshear implemented with executive orders. ‘Absolutely. No question about it. I would reverse that immediately,’ Bevin said. Since that day in a Shelbyville warehouse, Bevin's position(s) has been in critical condition.” [Herald-Leader, 10/12/15]
 
The Courier-Journal, Cross: Bevin “Never Really Answer” on What He Would Do on Medicaid. "He never really answered. But he sure made it interesting. And worrying…Bevin said the ‘day one’ line was ‘an absolute lie,’ but when he was asked in February about the expansion, he said, ‘No question about it, I would reverse that immediately.’” [The Courier-Journal, 7/24/15]
 
Insider Louisville: Bevin Couldn’t Add More Clarity When Asked About Conflicting Statements on Medicaid.  "Bevin had several tense exchanges with Jones, particularly over his refusal to release his tax returns, which every major candidate for governor has done in Kentucky over the last 30 years....Asked about his conflicting statements throughout the campaign concerning whether or not he will do away with Kentucky’s expansion of Medicaid, Bevin didn’t add any more clarity." Insider Louisville, 9/30/15]
 
CNHI: “Bevin’s Position on Medicaid Remains Unclear.” “Matt Bevin insisted Thursday during a stop here he has never changed his position on what he’ll do with the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act if he’s elected governor. But his explanations seemed to cloud the issue even more […]Bevin’s campaign communication confirmed the authenticity of an August 17 fundraising letter he sent out with his signature that quotes from his Blueprint for a Better Kentucky plan: ‘Improving Kentucky Healthcare and modernizing our children’s education. That means reforming medical malpractice laws, repealing Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and ending Common Core.’” [CNHI, 9/17/15]
 
CNHI: Bevin "Tried Again To Have It Both Ways” on Medicaid. "Bevin failed to clarify his stand on Medicaid expansion when asked what he’d do about 450,000 Kentuckians with health insurance through Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. He tried again to have it both ways, saying no one would lose coverage but he would not allow people to re-enroll after the first year." [CNHI, 9/30/15]
 
And in case you missed them, here's reason 10reason 9 and reason 8 voters can't trust Bevin. 
 
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