Republicans Reignite Elusive Repeal Goal in 2014 Resolution

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As Democrats coalesce around social issues ahead of the 2014 midterms, Republicans are doubling down on Obamacare. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) used the weekly Republican address to lay out the Republican New Year’s resolution: repeal Obamacare.

“The law is not living up to the promises made by its supporters, and it is questionable whether the law will meet its fundamental purpose — to significantly expand health insurance coverage,” Cochran said. “Five million Americans have been kicked out of the health plans that they liked and were promised they could keep.”

Cochran’s own constituents are facing higher insurance costs, and have been denied access to their doctors, the Senator explained. On top of that, the enrollment data is murky at best. There is no information about who has enrolled, and whether it is the previously uninsured, or the 5 million who lost coverage because of law. Further, there is little information regarding who has paid. All of this causes Cochran to be “skeptical” of an improving enrollment numbers.

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