Senior-To-Senior Phonebank Highlights Bevin's Support For Drug Testing Medicare Recipients
Posted October 30, 2015
FRANKFORT, KY -- Following a rally with Attorney General Jack Conway and statewide Democratic candidates, today the Kentucky Democratic Party held a senior-to-senior phone-bank highlighting Matt Bevin's support for drug testing Medicare recipients and his disparaging statement that seniors receiving Medicare are "on the draw."
"Seniors talking to seniors is the best way to share the message that we can't trust an 'East Coast Con Man' like Matt Bevin to be governor," said Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Patrick Hughes. "Seniors have paid into Medicare their entire lives and they've earned these benefits -- they shouldn't have to take a drug test and if Bevin doesn't understand that he has no business trying to lead our state. It's just more proof why so many Kentuckians do not trust Bevin to be governor."
The Lexington Herald-Leader wrote that Bevin's support for drug testing Medicare recipients is a "bad, expensive idea," and is “the equivalent of requiring random drug testing for people who withdraw money from their own bank accounts.”
The script used by the seniors is below:
Hello, I’m a fellow Kentucky senior calling with an important message about the upcoming election for governor and your Medicare.
We seniors have paid into Medicare our entire lives, and we deserve to receive the benefits we’ve earned.
But one candidate for governor, Matt Bevin, would require seniors who receive Medicare to be drug tested first.
The Lexington Herald-Leader called Bevin’s proposal a “bad, expensive idea” and “the equivalent of requiring random drug testing for people who withdraw money from their own bank accounts.”
Seniors like us have earned our Medicare, and we shouldn’t have to take a drug test to get it.
That’s why on November 3rd, the choice for Kentucky seniors is clear: we need to support Attorney General Jack Conway for Governor, and stop Matt Bevin.