The room was packed. Stephanie Oghia had gotten there early, and had a seat on the front row. She had never attended a town hall with a lawmaker, but she had a question she wanted to ask the man who represented her in Washington.
EDITOR'S NOTE: We thank Daniel Hurt for sending us this.
By CASSIE CHAMBERS
New Kentucky Project
On Monday, House Republicans released their proposal to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (“the ACA”). If passed, this plan will negatively affect healthcare in Kentucky by decreasing healthcare coverage and increasing healthcare costs. Given these potentially disastrous consequences for Kentuckians, how can members of the New Kentucky Project get involved?
Everyone should have affordable, quality health care – a message that was loud and clear in Kentucky’s town hall events last month with members of Congress. Despite those messages and calls, Congressional Republicans have proposed legislation that not only would dismantle the Affordable Care Act, but also Medicaid as we know it.
The Republican proposal would amount to a $6 billion tax cut for the wealthy, insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry – paid for by low-income Americans and people in poor health.
The Kentucky Senate Transportation Committee will put HB 404, the UPS "Golf Cart” Bill, on its agenda tomorrow. This bill, is special legislation for UPS to allow the company to deliver packages via golf carts, risking the safety and earning potential of their drivers.