MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A growing number of Democrats are voicing concerns about President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act ahead of election season, Healthwatch reported.
Criticisms came from both houses of Congress, including Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.), Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.), Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) who wondered whether the measures came too fast and too soon.
"I think we would all have been better off – President Obama politically, Democrats in Congress politically, and the nation would have been better off – if we had dealt first with the financial system and the other related economic issues and then come back to health care," Miller told Healthwatch.
Senate hopeful Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren (Mass.-D) in an exclusive editorial for MassDevice.com this week spoke out against the 2.3% medical device tax, a provision of the bill intended to help raise funds for health care.
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