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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky's governor went to Washington on Thursday to tout the success of the Affordable Care Act.
"Folks, you hear all kinds of criticisms -- it will never work. I have a U.S. Senator who says this will never work. Well, the facts don't prove that out. There's about 550,000 of them on our website right now that want it and some 65-69,000 of them that have signed up. Kentuckians do want this. Another criticism -- young people won't participate. Folks, 40 percent of the people who have signed up in Kentucky are under the age of 35."
Steve Beshear says Kentucky is the gold standard for what the health care law can do for this country.
Joined by House Democratic leaders, he said 69,000 Kentuckians have signed up in Kentucky. Beshear was in Washington to take part in a Democratic whip and caucus meeting on the health care act.