From the Beshear-Coleman campaign: New Beshear video on health care

Andy Beshear is taking to social media in a new video to talk about the latest legal brief in his fight to protect health care for Kentuckians with pre-existing health conditions. This comes about a month after Matt Bevin signed onto a legal brief on the opposite side of Andy. 

In the video today, Beshear says: "What Matt Bevin would do is make it to where these health plans wouldn't have to cover things like prescription drugs, wouldn't have to cover things like chronic disease management, pediatrics, or maternity. What that means is if you have a pre-existing condition, like three out of four members of my family do, that your coverage wouldn't be worth the paper that it is written on."

He continues: "I've won this lawsuit on the district court level. It's now being appealed. I'm going to continue to fight just as hard as I can because you deserve to be able to see a doctor when you're sick." 

As Andy mentioned, Bevin's lawsuit would allow insurance companies to skirt the ACA’s Essential Health Benefits requirements that ensure people with many basic pre-existing conditions get the care they need, including prescription drug coverage, maternity care, and mental health services. Bevin is pitted against the American Medical Association, which said his insurance plans would “revive pre-existing condition discrimination." 

The disagreement between Beshear and Bevin over health care led to what Roll Call called their "first Twitter fight of the 2019 general election, arguing over preexisting conditions."