Federal health care law's repeal on ND GOP agendaVALLEY CITY, N.D. — Repealing the recent federal health care law is on the agenda of North Dakota's five Republican candidates for the U.S. House.
By: Associated Press, INFORUM
VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Repealing the recent federal health care law is on the agenda of North Dakota's five Republican candidates for the U.S. House.
The candidates debated Wednesday night at Valley City State University.
Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk, former state Commerce Director Shane Goettle (GEHT'-uhl), and North Dakota state House members Kim Koppelman and Bette Grande (BEHT'-ee GRAN'-dee) say they would vote to repeal the law. They call it "Obamacare."
Koppelman says some elements of the law could be kept, but he says a fresh approach to health care reform is needed.
Cramer stopped short of saying he would support repealing the law. He says rising health care costs are a problem, and dumping Obamacare won't solve it. He says a more consumer-focused approach to health care is needed.
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