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8:30 am
Fri July 6, 2012

McCaskill reaffirms support for federal healthcare law

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is breaking her silence on the Supreme Court’s health care ruling.  The Democrat told supporters Thursday at a party campaign office in St. Charles that she stands firm in her support of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.  She also says the solutions for fixing health care offered by her Republican opponents would be burden seniors.

“They want the federal government to give seniors a certain amount of money and then seniors are on their own to go into the private insurance market, find a policy they can afford. They want seniors to be arm wrestling insurance bureaucrats for their health care,” said McCaskill.

U.S. Representative Todd Akin, former state treasurer Sarah Steelman, and St. Louis businessman John Brunner are running in the Republican primary for a chance to unseat McCaskill this November.