Dayton offers Obama advice on 'Obamacare'

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  • February 24, 2012 - 4:06 PM
Dayton and Democratic governors -- credit

Dayton and Democratic governors -- credit

Gov. Mark Dayton, in Washington for a meeting of the National Governors Association, had some advice for President Obama Friday on the Affordable Care Act, the signature health reform initiative that Republicans deride as “Obamacare.”
Visiting the White House with a group of other Democratic governors, Dayton said he related his ideas on the new health care law, which will set up state-run exchanges for people to buy private insurance.
“He asked for our questions and suggestions,” Dayton recounted after the meeting. “I talked about my experience with the Affordable Care Act, where if you ask audiences specifically ‘Do you approve of raising the age for dependents’ coverage to 26 years?’ ‘Do you approve of banishing pre-existing conditions?’ When it’s sold with what’s really happening under the bill, people are very supportive.”
Obama’s reaction? “He thought that was the right approach.”

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