McAleer: Affordable Care Act as much about economics as it is about the uninsured

They disagree on many issues and Democrat Congressional candidate Donna McAleer says that is why she is opposing Rep. Rob Bishop, R-1st District, for the second time in the 2014 election.

On KVNU’s Crosstalk program, McAleer said Rep. Bishop was one of the pushers in the “shutdown” that ended up costing billions of dollars.

They were opposing Obamacare and McAleer said affordable health care is actually an economic issue.

“It’s an economic issue for communities, for individuals, and states,” McAleer said. “Right now we are paying for that 48 million number of people who are uninsured.

“Yes, the website has had tremendous issues. I don’t think anybody can argue that. But the focus seems to be on the website and the fact that it’s not working. What we haven’t heard or any alternative plans.”

She said the website will get fixed and will be able to provide access to people who have no health insurance access now.

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