The stakes are rising in the fall elections, and one of the most interesting races is in Massachusetts between incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown and likely Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren.
You remember Scott Brown, right? The freshman Republican Senator has been a vocal supporter of repealing the Affordable Care Act, voting to repeal the healthcare reform three times since he was elected in 2010. Well, it turns out he doesn’t really want to get rid of the entire Affordable Care Act. Senator Brown has been taken advantage of a provision of the Affordable Care Act which has allowed him to put his 23-year old daughter on his health insurance. His taxpayer-provided, Congressional health insurance.
It goes without saying that the Elizabeth Warren campaign has jumped all over this tidbit of information. “He says he likes being able to keep his daughter on the family health insurance plan; what he doesn’t say is that he voted to stop other parents from doing the same… Brown’s still promising to repeal the very reforms that allow him and the parents of 2.5 million other young adults to keep their kids covered,” Warren spokeswoman Alethea Harney said in a statement. “It’s not right. Scott Brown spells health care: H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-S-Y.”
Scott Brown has already responded to the accusations of hypocrisy, pointing out that “I’ve said right from the beginning, that if there are things that we like, we should take advantage of them and bring them back here to Massachusetts.”’ Brown said, “I’ve already voted to repeal it. You know where I stand on this. This isn’t news.’’
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