Remaking Medicine: Kentucky, Beacon for Health Law, Now a Lab for Its Retreat

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Jonathan Osborne, a patient at Family Health Centers in Louisville, Ky. Medicaid, he said, saved his life when he was treated for kidney stones last year and found he had bladder cancer.

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Brittany Greeson for The New York Times

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Carolyn Bouchard, a diabetic with a slowly healing shoulder fracture, hurried to see her doctor after Matt Bevin was elected governor here this month.

Ms. Bouchard, 60, said she was sick of politics and had not bothered voting. But she knew enough about Mr. Bevin, a conservative Republican who rails against the…

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