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Cruz challenged over position on Obamacare

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 00:57

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is challenged by a man at a town hall meeting in Iowa over his plans to repeal Obamacare and replace it with what Cruz says are more choices. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz told a town hall meeting in Hubbard, Iowa Saturday (January 30) that the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, needs to be repealed. But one man at the gathering questioned that position. He said the law allowed his brother-in-law to see a doctor for the first time in years, only to discover that he had cancer that had advanced too far to be cured. Cruz told him that the solution was to provide more choices in health care. "The biggest barrier is cost," he told the group. "If you want more access, what you want is more choices and lower cost. What does Obamacare do, fewer choices and higher costs." The confrontation came just two days before the closely-watched Iowa caucuses. The latest polls show Cruz locked in a tight race against real estate developer Donald Trump.

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Cruz challenged over position on Obamacare

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 00:57