Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's re-election loss is a setback for President Donald Trump's healthcare agenda, Axios is reporting.
Bevin, a Republican, was edged out Tuesday by Democratic State Attorney General Andy Beshear. Bevin said he will pursue a recount and has not conceded the race.
Meanwhile, Beshear has vowed to reverse Kentucky's plan for Medicaid work requirements.
In his speech claiming victory in the governor's race, Beshear said: "In my first week in office I am going to rescind this governor's Medicaid waiver."
Bevin had approved the state's work requirements and even sued to defend the policy. He threatened to withdraw from the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion if the work requirements were tossed out in the court battle, Axios noted.
About 95,000 people would be shed from the state's Medicaid rolls under Kentucky's work rules, according to Axios.
The Hill reported that under the proposal, beneficiaries who gained coverage under the state's Medicaid expansion would be required to work, volunteer, or go to school 20 hours a week.
The requirement has not taken effect because of the court battle.
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