Kentucky Governor pledges to provide free health insurance for all black Kentuckians

Although the exact details of the plan have not been finalized, Kentucky’s Governor Andy Beshear has pledged to provide free health insurance to all black or African American Kentuckians who need it. As of 2018, about 20,000— or 5.8 percent—of Black Kentucky residents were uninsured. Beshear has also promised to increase training for policy officers. These actions are motivated by both the pandemic, which has disproportionately impacted black families, as well as protests against police violence in the wake of Breonna Taylor’s fatal shooting by police in Louisville, Kentucky. #covid-19 #racialequity

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