Republicans use Florida House race to test Obamacare as theme for fall, Democrats counter

  • Article by: DAVID ESPO , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 22, 2014 - 9:20 AM

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The candidates are Alex Sink, Democrat, and David Jolly, Republican, but Obamacare is on the ballot in a big way in a competitive House race in Florida that offers a preview of the nationwide campaign for Congress this fall.

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JsaVetFeb. 22, 14 8:52 AM

Do they even care if we have affordable health care or do they just care about geting re elected and back in power to do the bidding of those that finance there campaigns ?

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mnavariceFeb. 22, 14 9:06 AM

Winning issue. Nobody who created or voted for this cluster can even tell us how many people have signed up and paid. NOT ONE person can provide this ingormation.

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guessagainFeb. 22, 1410:12 AM

mnavarice: "NOT ONE person can provide this ingormation." Because so many people who don't qualify for the subsidy are taking advantage of the lower rates and better coverage of the ACA by signing up directly with the insurance companies. We did and saved over $500 per month for better coverage. Thanks to Obama and the Democrats who actually care if people have affordable health care.

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chuckdancerFeb. 22, 1410:55 AM

Apparently Republicans believe that they can win without offering any alternative to the reform they attack. Personally I find it hard to believe that Americans will accept that position. The Republicans have offered the CARE ACT but must believe that it is not something people will support at the polls because they don't talk about with the people.

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avejoeconFeb. 22, 1411:09 AM

Apparently Republicans believe that they can win without offering any alternative to the reform they attack. -------SIX separate alternatives were given to Reid and they sit on his desk. NEXT!

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avejoeconFeb. 22, 1411:10 AM

Because so many people who don't qualify for the subsidy are taking advantage of the lower rates and better coverage of the ACA by signing up directly with the insurance companies. --------Nope, premiums went up on average 40% across the country. It's well documented. You can make all the claims you want on an anonymous website, but the fact is, premiums are WAY UP!

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chuckdancerFeb. 22, 1411:55 AM

avejoecon Feb. 22, 14 11:09 AM Apparently Republicans believe that they can win without offering any alternative to the reform they attack. -------SIX separate alternatives were given to Reid and they sit on his desk. NEXT! *************************************** Why are they not taking these alternatives to the people then? I don't see that you have supported any alternative offered specifically. You don't need Harry Reid to tell Americans what specifically would replace a repealed ACA. The truth is that Republicans do not want Americans to know what would be the replacement until they have given Republicans power and then they will do what ever they want.

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windigolakeFeb. 22, 14 4:40 PM

avejoecon: "Nope, premiums went up on average 40% across the country. It's well documented." -- In your mind, maybe. But nowhere can this statement be verified online, as usual. Nice try though!

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drfranktFeb. 23, 14 9:44 AM

I'd be willing to bet you won't be hearing a single democrat on their campaigning bragging, "I voted FOR obamacare and I'm proud of it."

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