U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to publicly debate President Obama’s healthcare law. The two Kentucky lawmakers have been on opposite sides of the Affordable Care Act for some time, but the two-year anniversary of the legislation being signed into law has put it back in the forefront of… Continue reading Yarmuth Challenges McConnell to Public Debate Over Healthcare Law
The law requires large insurance companies to spend at least 85% of premiums on medical care. The commonwealth currently requires 65% of premiums to be spent on care. Governor Steve Beshear’s administration has asked the White House to let Kentucky raise the percentage by 5 points each year until it’s in line with the law. State officials say if the increase isn’t gradual, it could hurt the local insurance market.
Yarmuth, who favors the law, says the repeal debate will give he and like-minded Democrats the opportunity to discuss the legislation more clearly than they could when it was first up for a vote.
Third District Congressman John Yarmuth calls any full repeal of the law symbolic and unlikely to pass the Senate. But, he hopes the majority keeps trying anyway, because it will lead to a new debate on the legislation.
Brown’s speech largely focused on reducing spending and keeping taxes at their current levels. When asked where spending cuts should be made, he declined to specify, and said that could be determined through a thorough review of all government programs.
The group Kentuckians for Single Payer Healthcare held another rally in downtown Louisville Wednesday.
About ten area residents gathered in Louisville Thursday to voice support for a single-payer health care plan.
The House of Representatives will begin debating health care overhaul legislation this week.
Healthcare overhaul legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives Friday, and Third District Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville expects it to win easy passage.