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Health care battle brewing between governors in Kentucky

Former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear launched a major effort to thwart his Republican successor's health care policies, a move he described as an act of conscience that would protect his legacy and health insurance for more than half a million people.

Beshear announced "Save Kentucky Healthcare," a tax-exempt organization that will pay for an online campaign against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's plans to roll back expanded Medicaid in the state.

"Gov. Bevin is going to be held accountable for the moves that he makes and the hard questions will be asked about the impact of his decisions on Kentucky," Beshear said.

As governor, Beshear issued...