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In dueling ads, Republicans-Graham fight over Obamacare



In a new ad released this morning, the NRCC tries to attach Gwen Graham to Obamacare. Four hours later, Graham released her own ad saying the Affordable Care Act "has got to be changed so it works for North Florida."

The NRCC ad repeats some frequently used claims that don't stand up, including that 300,000 Floridians are "losing coverage." Those policies, under Florida Blue, did not meet the standards of the new law and the customers were told they would be moved to a different plan. The Obama administration, in one of a series of changes to the law, later said the old plans could continue for a year.

The NRCC accuses Graham of saying two different things pointed to tracking video in which a man urges her not to run from Obamacare and that "the tide is turning.:" Replied Graham, "You're right. It's becoming less of an issue."

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:29pm]


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