Thursday, January 6, 2011

Claire McCaskill Abandons Healthcare Mandate

Incumbent Senator Claire McCaskillImage via Wikipedia
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) walks back her commitment to Obamacare:
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), expected to face stiff competition from Republicans in the 2012 election, said she understood why the requirement was included in the reform law, but said lawmakers should find other ways to boost insurance enrollment.

“There’s other ways we can get people into the pool — I hope — other than a mandate, and we need to look at that,” McCaskill said Wednesday morning on MSNBC.
Well there's nothing like an impending election to encourage a politician to pursue policies that help them retain their taxpayer subsidized lifestyle.

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