GOP, Eyeing KY House Takeover, Plots Health Care Vote

By: Associated Press
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Republicans plan to force a vote on the state's implementation of the Affordable Care Act with the hopes of using it as leverage in November to take control of the House of Representatives.

State Rep. Joseph Fischer, R-Fort Thomas, has filed an amendment to the state's $20 billion biennial budget that would reduce the state's Medicaid population and eliminate the state's health insurance marketplace -- two pillars of the federal Affordable Care Act.

Republican leaders say they plan to use the vote as leverage in November when they try to take control of the House of Representatives. State Democrats agree the federal bill is unpopular but note Kentucky has implemented its own version that works well and has been cited as a model for other states to follow.

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