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Ky. gov.: 'Tremendous' demand for O-Care

Sen. Mitch McConnell's criticism of President Obama's healthcare reform law will haunt him in next year's midterm elections, the governor of Kentucky predicted Thursday.

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Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear (Ky.) said the law is benefitting people across the state, who will remember those benefits as they head to the polls next November.

"I have a U.S. senator who keeps saying, 'Kentuckians don't want this.' Well, the facts don't prove that out," Beshear said during a press briefing in the Capitol.

"I predict it will an issue where people start looking at the critics and saying, 'What was all that yelling and screaming about? I think you must have misinformed us about the Affordable Care Act.' "

McConnell (R-Ky.), who is facing a tough reelection bid in 2014, has been among the sharpest critics of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), dedicating time on the chamber floor to hammer the law on an almost daily basis.

The disastrous rollout of the federal website for enrolling in insurance plans has given Republicans plenty of fodder for attacking the underlying law, and they've been relentless in doing so.

"The American people have been learning about the impact ObamaCare will have on individuals and families in the form of higher premiums, disrupted insurance, and lost jobs — more broken promises from the administration," McConnell said recently. "And they're becoming increasingly aware of the fact ObamaCare is broken beyond repair."

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