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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:11 AM

Republicans In Tough Races Carve Out Nuanced Positions On ‘Obamacare’

Republicans In Tough Races Carve Out Nuanced Positions On ‘Obamacare’

Sahil Kapur

A complicating facet of the fiery Republican opposition to ‘Obamacare’ is popular parts of the law that even GOP lawmakers have recently begun to sympathize with on various levels...This week House Republicans are poised to vote to repeal President Obama’s signature legislation — their 31st vote to repeal or dismantle the law. While a vote for repeal has become a litmus test for Republicans, some GOP lawmakers in tough races this fall are carving out nuanced positions on the Affordable Care Act — including in some cases where their own family members benefit from it.

One example is Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA), whose daughter, Brianna, has skin cancer, according to the local North County Times. In a world without ‘Obamacare’ an individual in her position is likely to be denied coverage, kicked off her insurance or forced to pay exorbitant costs. With the law in place, she’s safe.

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Another example is Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), who was elected to the Senate in early 2010 on a platform of total ‘Obamacare’ repeal, and is defending his seat against Elizabeth Warren. This summer, Brown, who last year voted for repeal, admitted he uses the under-26 coverage for his 23-year-old daughter, Ayla, under his insurance policy.

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Rep. David McKinley (R-WV), a freshman whose seat was held by Democrats for the previous four decades, is also hedging in his opposition to the law. He told the New York Times that provisions involving preexisting conditions and a ban on lifetime coverage caps should “absolutely” continue regardless of what happens with repeal.

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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:20 AM

1. K&R

Every single one should be called out for their repeal vote.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 10:14 AM

2. Yup, get them on record. n/t

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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 10:32 AM

3. Brown's daughter is named after the heroine

of Clan of the Cave Bear? What a maroon!

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