Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear gave the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's address to Congress, telling the commander in chief that repealing Obamacare ''isn't a game.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said in the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's speech that "you and your Republican allies in Congress seem determined to rip affordable health insurance away from millions of Americans who most need it." "Folks here in Kentucky expect you to keep your word because this isn't a game, it's life and death for people," Beshear said in his taped response from Lexington, Kentucky. Trump called on the Republican-led Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare with reforms that expand choice, increase access and lower costs. Republicans remain divided on how to accomplish that goal and Democrats are ardently opposed to tampering with a system that provides health insurance for millions of low-income Americans. Trump's comments lacked detail, but it was the first time he publicly supported tax credits, a nod to health insurers who say they are necessary to keep people in the market.