Democrats should vow to fix Obamacare in 2014 campaigns, pollster says

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A Democratic pollster says members of her party running in the midterm election should campaign on the promise to fix Obamacare, not scrapping the law altogether.

Celinda Lake said Democrats should vow to mend the Affordable Care Act on the campaign trail because surveys show that only 18 percent of the public wants to repeal the health care law and only 11 percent want the Republican alternative to it.


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“People think there are serious problems, and people also think it is the solution to serious problems,” Ms. Lake said on “Fox and Friends.” “So what we need to do is keep what is good and fix what isn’t.”

The Obama administration announced on Wednesday that those who tried to enroll before the March 31 deadline can have more time to finish their applications on the federally run exchanges.

“What people don’t want to do is they don’t want to start all over again,” Ms. Lake said. “And they certainly don’t want to put health care back in the hands of insurance companies.”

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