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A poll conducted this summer by Vox Populi found that 48 percent of Georgians believe ObamaCare is a failure, while only 23 percent believe the law is a success. Needless to say, this view of President Obama's signature legislative achievement is a weight on Peach State Democrats.
Michelle Nunn, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, is acutely aware of ObamaCare's unpopularity in Georgia. She has been asked in several interviews with local and national press whether she would have voted for the law. Rather than give a straight answer, Nunn deflects, offering only a carefully crafted response to avoid tying herself directly to ObamaCare.
This was on full display on Tuesday evening. When asked whether she supports ObamaCare, Nunn tried to skate around the issue. "I have said time and time again that I believe there are things we need to fix about [ObamaCare] and things that we need to build upon," said Nunn. "So when it comes to fixing it, I think we need to add a more affordable tier of insurance for individuals, I think we need to extend tax credits to small businesses [and] repeal cuts that are threatening our rural hospitals right here in Middle Georgia."
"And I do not think that we want to be having this argument for the next six years...If you want to have people who are going to work together, pragmatically, to do things that will matter in people's lives...and you want to put the people of Georgia first, then I would ask you to look at my candidacy," she added.
Some 400,000 Georgians lost their health insurance coverage because of ObamaCare regulations. Premiums on the individual market have more than doubled in the Peach States, according to data published by Forbes. Residents in rural areas, like those in Southwest Georgia, for example, have been hit the hardest by ObamaCare's premium increases and higher deductibles.
The problem with Nunn is that she doesn't understand that ObamaCare can't be fixed. Repealing this poorly conceived law is the only real option. And though she avoids expressing support for ObamaCare and won't say whether or not she would have voted for it, Nunn, in a May 2014 interview with MSNBC, stated very clearly that she opposes repeal.
Make no mistake about it, Nunn is on the same side of ObamaCare as Harry Reid, who rammed this law through the Senate without a single Republican vote.