Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin issued the following statement regarding the closure of Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc.
"This financial debacle is a direct result of Obamacare, which Governor Beshear was too quick to embrace. Even though it is a disaster for Kentucky taxpayers, Jack Conway still says he would have been proud to vote for Obamacare," said Bevin.
"It is the job of the attorney general to watch out for Kentucky consumers. Where has Jack Conway been in investigating this catastrophic co-op? Once again, Jack is playing political games instead of doing his job. The tragic result is that 51,000 Kentuckians will lose coverage and have to look for a new option because no one was watching out for them," Bevin continued.
"As I have stated since announcing my candidacy, Obamacare is a mess and is financially unsustainable. I've proposed specific solutions to address the looming financial crisis that the next governor will face," said Bevin. "Jack Conway, meanwhile, is just twiddling his thumbs, hiding behind false attack ads and trying to fool the voters. He wants to continue down this reckless path of Obamacare, while ignoring the cost. Kentucky deserves better than career politician, Jack Conway."