Do you know what’s in the civil rights act? A section called 1981.
“All persons within the jurisdiction of the United States shall have the same right in every State and Territory to make and enforce contracts, to sue, be parties, give evidence, and to the full and equal benefit of all laws and proceedings for the security of persons and property as is enjoyed by white citizens, and shall be subject to like punishment, pains, penalties, taxes, licenses, and exactions of every kind, and to no other.”
Yet Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear doesn’t seem to have learned anything at Law School, he want to cover BLACKS FIRST for healthcare.
“our absolute priority on making sure we cover our black and African American Kentuckians first because of historic inequality”
Of course, that’s completely ILLEGAL!
KELLY: So walk me through this. You said you’re going to, quote, “begin an effort” to insure all black people in Kentucky who do not have health insurance. What what’s the timing? How quickly can you offer this?
BESHEAR: Well, I believe that health care is a basic human right. And when I ran for governor, I made a pledge that we would sign every Kentuckian up for some form of health care coverage. But COVID-19 has laid bare what health care inequality results in, and that’s death. And so what I’ve tried to do is listen – listen to the demonstrations that are going on, listen to leaders in the black community. And what I’m hearing is a call for being a priority.
KELLY: What is the timing? You’ve pledged this. How quickly can you do it?
BESHEAR: We’re starting right away. It’s going to be a multifaceted campaign that is going to involve anchors in our black and African American communities to help us find individuals out there that are not covered. We’ve done something like this in the past when we expanded Medicaid and had the largest drop in our uninsured rate in the United States a couple administrations ago. So we have an overall game plan. But what’s different this time is our absolute priority on making sure we cover our black and African American Kentuckians first because of historic inequality