Before the first gavel is hit the start the 2013 legislative session in Kentucky, Tea Party activists plan to rally in the Capitol Rotunda against the federal Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
It’s the second capital rally against the health care law, which Kentucky has actively worked to implement by executive order from Governor Steve Beshear.
Rally organizer and activist David Adams says the goal of the rally is to convince lawmakers to pass a law overturning Beshear’s order and the health exchange in Kentucky.
“Can the legislature reverse the executive order, they absolutely can. We need our legislators to come to our aid on this issue and you know it’s not just Republicans,” Adams says.
Adams says the fight over the health care law didn’t end with President Barack Obama’s re-election and that he and others will continue to fight its implementation in Kentucky.
Adams wants the state to abandon its state health exchange for the federal exchange and not to expand Medicaid, the two key portions of the health care law.