Governor who was elected on repealing Obamacare, thanks Obamacare for saving state money https://t.co/I2VZt1JTEf
— Emma Sandoe (@emma_sandoe) April 29, 2016
Kentucky is the test case to see how embedded a fully implemented and operational Death Star Obamacare really is.
It has a virulently anti-Obamacare governor and a political configuration that is not particularly supportive of broad based social welfare programs. And yet Obamacare survives. It takes a few punches as Kynect has shut down but the core functionality transfers to Healthcare.gov. The Medicaid Expansion is fundamentally intact even as Governor Bevin makes waves at seeking a harsh, punitive and counter-productive 1115 waiver.
Kentucky can do marginally dumb things that makes Obamacare work less well and reach fewer people but the Kentucky political establishment is unwilling and unable to kill implementation in their state because it costs too damn much.
This is good news for the morning.