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Will Kentucky's hunger for affordable healthcare force McConnell to eat crow?

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may still be railing against Obamacare, calling it a "catastrophic failure" for people everywhere,” but it seems that his own governor as well as many of his constituents don’t agree.

While McConnell, who has been stumping the state as he looks to retain his seat in the 2014 election insists that it the Affordable Healthcare Act is "unacceptable" to the hundreds of thousands of people who have lost their current health plans, as well as small business owners now seeing a spike in their insurance premiums, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) claims the opposite is true.

"I have a U.S. senator who keeps saying Kentuckians don't want this. Well, the facts don't prove that out," Beshear (D), stated, at the same time noting that more than 550,000 people have visited the enrollment website since it was first launched on Oct. 1, and that Kentuckians have been signing up at the rate of 1,000 per day.”

“There is a tremendous pent-up demand for affordable healthcare, and the people here are hungry for it.”

And while he continued to crow about the law’s economic benefits for Kentucky including creating more than 17,000 news jobs and generating $15 billion during the next 8 years, Beshear also opined that McConnell’s continued war against the healthcare law will be a big factor during the 2014 campaign, but “it may not be in the way McConnell hopes,” and noted that

"I predict it will be an issue where people start looking at the critics and say, 'What was all that yelling and screaming about? I think you must have misinformed us about the Affordable Care Act,'" he added.

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