Beshear says he will ‘lead the fight’ against ruling on Obamacare, then demurs, saying he’ll be ‘as vocal if not more’ than other AGs


A federal judge in Texas has ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, making likely that the U.S. Supreme Court will get its third chance to strike down the 2010 law widely known as Obamacare.

The ruling sparked sharp objections from supporters of the law, including Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, who said on Twitter Saturday, “I will lead the fight to overturn Friday night’s ruling from Texas that could eliminate health care coverage for more than 1.3 million Kentuckians and which would cost our state more than $50 billion” in federal health-insurance payments over 10 years.

At a news conference Monday, Beshear declined to repeat his assertion that he would “lead the fight.” He is among 16 Democratic attorneys general who intervened to defend the law after the U.S. Justice Department did not.

(more at Kentucky Health News)