Statements about Health Care

Says the number of Democrats who voted for the GOP measure allowing health plan renewals is close to the number who voted on GOP bills to delay mandates on employers and individuals.

"The (health care) law does not demand that all of these cancellations go out."

"Given how expansive our program already was," expanding Medicaid in New Jersey due to Obamacare "was a relatively small expansion."

"Things went wrong with the Medicare prescription D plan that George Bush rolled out."

Says Kay Hagan "supports waivers for friends of Obama and special treatment for Congress and their staffs."

Says "new mandates are already reducing full-time employment."

"What we said was, you can keep (your plan) if it hasn’t changed since the law passed."

Due to Obamacare, Arkansas "has covered almost 14 percent of its uninsured already."

"Health insurance is more expensive in Massachusetts than anywhere else in the country."

"If I have affordable coverage in my workplace, I'm not eligible to go into the marketplace. ... It’s illegal."

"FACT: Nothing in #Obamacare forces people out of their health plans."

"The vast majority of people in this country are keeping their (health insurance) plan."

"Hidden" in the healthcare.gov code is language that means users "waive any reasonable right to privacy of your personal information."

In Massachusetts, "half of the primary care doctors are not accepting new patients."

Nearly 6 in 10 uninsured Americans "can get health insurance for what may be the equivalent of your cell phone bill."

Emergency rooms account for "2 percent of all health care spending."

"The IRS has been specifically forbidden ...  from ever actually pursuing either civil or criminal remedies" for people who don’t purchase health insurance.

Congress, criminals, Scientologists and other groups are exempt from Obamacare.

"In 45 out of 50 states, on average men are seeing their premiums double, going up 99 percent. Women up 62 percent."

"I never was in favor of shutting down the government. … (I) voted to fund the government fully."

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