Matt Bevin on Health Care



Ban use of tobacco products in schools

House Bill 11: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 438 to prohibit use of tobacco products by students, school personnel, and visitors in schools, school vehicles, properties, and activities; require policies to be in place by the 2020-21 school year; require that smoke-free policies and signage be adopted; provide that existing bans are not impacted.

Legislative outcome:Passed House 85-11 on 03/28; passed Senate 28-10 on 3/28; signed by Governor (KY Acts Ch. 198), 04/09/19.

Source: Kentucky legislative voting records: HB 11 on KRS 438 , Apr 9, 2019

Parents should be free to vaccinate their children or not

"Why are we forcing kids to get it [the chickenpox vaccine]? If you are worried about your child getting chickenpox or whatever else, vaccinate your child. ... But for some people, and for some parents, for some reason they choose otherwise. This is America. The federal government should not be forcing this upon people. They just shouldn't."
Source: People Magazine on 2019 Kentucky governor's race , Mar 21, 2019

Work/school requirements for Medicaid

Bevin said his administration's 1115 Medicaid waiver will empower Kentuckians to improve their own health outcomes. The waiver requires able-bodied adults with no dependents to work, go to school, or volunteer 20 hours a week. The waiver also enables the state to allocate Medicaid dollars for behavioral health needs.
Source: Press release on Kentucky 2019 State of the State address , Feb 9, 2019

Disband KYNECT immediately; transition to federal system

Health care reform in Kentucky begins with freezing and beginning to disband KYNECT immediately and assisting as needed in transitioning our citizens quickly from a state run exchange to the federally run healthcare exchange because Kentucky cannot financially afford to do otherwise.
Source: 2015 Kentucky Gubernatorial campaign website, MattBevin.com , Aug 11, 2015

Defund ObamaCare immediately, then repeal ObamaCare

ObamaCare isn't even fully implemented, and it is already a disaster. When fully implemented, it will raise the cost of healthcare, destroy jobs, and allow government to play an even larger role in our most personal decisions. We need to defund ObamaCare immediately and repeal ObamaCare as quickly as legislatively possible. Washington politicians say they oppose ObamaCare, but they continue to vote for spending bills that fund it. This has to stop. Matt will not vote for any spending bills that fund ObamaCare. None.

Matt believes we need to institute free-market reforms that will actually lower the cost of healthcare, increase choice, and allow patients to make health care decisions with their doctors--not government bureaucrats. We should increase competition by allowing people to buy health insurance across state lines, implement commonsense tort reform, and expand health savings accounts.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, MattBevin.com, "Issues" , Oct 25, 2013

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KY Gubernatorial:
Adam Edelen
Alison Grimes
Andy Beshear
Ben Chandler
Elaine Chao
Jim Gray
Robert Goforth
Rocky Adkins
KY Senatorial:
Amy McGrath
C. Wesley Morgan
Jim Gray
Mary Ann Tobin
Mitch McConnell
Rand Paul
Steven Cox

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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