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Political Connections Sun: Alex Sink says Americans working fewer hours because of Obamacare is 'exciting prospect'



Democratic congressional candidate Alex Sink appears Sunday on Political Connections on Bay News 9 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. in Tampa Bay. One can hardly turn on the TV in the region lately without seeing some ad about the race and, especially from David Jolly and Republican allies, about how she supports the Affordable Care Act.

Republicans across the country have seized on a recent Congressional Budget Office report that projects that the health care law will prompt many Americans to work fewer hours in order to qualify for a greater government subsidy of their health care.

Sink, however, says the CBO report is actually good news that points to the "exciting prospect" that Americans will have more choice and greater freedom in their lives.

"Over the years, particularly the past five six years when we've been in this horrible economic environment, Ive had so many people express to me, 'Boy Alex,  I'd love to start a business or I'd love to change jobs, but I can't because Ive got good health insurance at my workplace now. I'm stuck in a dead-end job and I'm not very happy in but I have to stay here,' " Sink said.

The full interview airs at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, but here's a clip.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 13, 2014 4:02pm]


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