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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 Beshear says will "educate voters about what is happening to health care in Kentucky."

"My conscience won't let me sit idly by as this progress is reversed and health care is stripped from our families," Beshear said in a news release.

As governor, Beshear issued executive orders to...

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