Maine's independent U.S. Sen. Angus King says conservatives trying to dissuade people from enrolling in Obamacare "are guilty of murder in my opinion.”
King explained his views on the value of the Affordable Care Act in an interview with Salon's Brian Beutler. Last week, King said that an insured health exam discovered a mole that turned out to be melanoma during a speech on the U.S. Senate floor.
That's why King believes people need to take advantage of healthcare coverage.
“Some of those people they persuade are going to end up dying because they don’t have health insurance," King said. "For people who do that to other people in the name of some obscure political ideology is one of the grossest violations of our humanity I can think of. ”
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is a controversial 900-plus-page federal law (officially the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) that was signed by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. It makes some sweeping changes to health care, like requiring almost all Americans to have health insurance.
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