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Issue Position: Affordable Care Act

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provides basic health care to Americans where the free market has failed to. Millions are already benefiting from the law. Seniors on fixed incomes are saving money on prescriptions and checkups. Insurance companies can no longer set arbitrary lifetime caps on benefits that put millions of Americans one car accident or heart attack away from bankruptcy.

If the law is struck down, insurance companies would once again be in control of our health care system and would, for example, be allowed to deny care to a sick child because he or she has asthma or diabetes. That's not who we are as a society. Americans know that.

As a U.S. senator next year, I will work to strengthen the law, and to reform the current fee for service system that creates the wrong incentives. I also believe a single-payer system should be explored.


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