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Mark Udall says he'd vote for ObamaCare all over again

10/07/2014

Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) has gone on record, once again, saying that he would he vote for ObamaCare all over again, if he had the chance. Not that it was ever in question, given that the Colorado Democrat has voted with his party 98 percent of the time.

"I want to move us forward. And we're going to make the Affordable Care Act work," said Udall at a debate on Monday. "It's not perfect, you all know that, but we're going to make it work for the short-term, medium-term, and the long-term."

When asked whether he would vote for law again, Udall replied, "Yes, yes. I would've voted [for ObamaCare] again. I was there -- as we all were. Hindsight is 20/20. There's some changes I would've made, and I'm happy to share those with you today or on the campaign trail."

This isn't the first time that Udall has said he'd vote for ObamaCare again. In a March interview with a Denver-based radio station, Udall said, "I would do it again, yes, I would. I think, look, if I were there I would say here are some things that we should have done differently, here are some things that make more sense."

Udall hasn't offered a lot of details about what should have been "done differently." Though he introduced a measure to allow consumers to keep their healthcare coverage, Udall supported the Obama administration's rule that allowed the cancellations and offered a legislative fix only after it became a hot-button political issue in Colorado.

Constituents, after all, tend not to like it when an elected official tells them one like thing, like promising them they'll be able to keep their coverage, and then learn that what they were told isn't true, as was the case for the 340,000 Coloradans who lost their health plans.