Sen. Joe Donnelly speaks out against repealing Obamacare

Published: Jan. 4, 2017 at 4:20 PM EST
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Not surprisingly, Indiana's senior senator is not supporting Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare.

Democrat Joe Donnelly released a video message to Hoosiers on Wednesday.

"I've long said that the healthcare law is not perfect, and I've offered many ways we can improve it," Donnelly explained. "I've been willing to work with anyone, Republican or Democrat, to improve the healthcare system in our country. But what I won't do is to support any effort that would create chaos in the insurance marketplace, increasing premiums and taking away insurance from over 20 million Americans.

“We all know someone with cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s or another terrible disease. In Indiana, 2.5 million Hoosiers with pre-existing conditions like these now cannot be denied health care coverage. But if Republicans move forward with repealing the health care law without a plan, thousands of Hoosiers could unnecessarily lose coverage and access to their doctors.

“…I have always said that we achieve a whole lot more by working together, and I’m confident we can do just that if Republicans will join with us to improve the health care system and abandon efforts to take away health coverage from Hoosiers and Americans.”

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