Fox Business host: Republicans "play into the Democrats' hands focusing on medical care" in midterm elections

Fox Business host: Republicans "play into the Democrats' hands focusing on medical care" in midterm elections

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From the October 10 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom:

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DAVID ASMAN (CO-HOST, AFTER THE BELL): I think the president is making a big mistake here. The reason is, if you're in power, you talk about things that people are happy about like the job situation or the fact that salaries are finally going up. 

JON SCOTT (CO-ANCHOR): Record low unemployment. 

ASMAN: Or the fact that your 401(k) is doing so great because of the stock market. Everybody has a complaint about the medical system. There's always -- particularly now because it's an amalgam, because the Congress failed to revise it, to change it fundamentally from Obamacare into something more free market. Now it's an amalgam of Obamacare and something else. There are a lot of things that people are unhappy about. Frankly people will always be unhappy about specifics with medical care. So you focus -- you just focus on things -- otherwise you play into the hands of the Democrats, who are going to make medical care one of the themes of their campaign. 

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Medical care in the private sector is much better than medical care in the public sector. We see it happen with our own system for veterans, in the veterans care centers. So it's clear that that's not going to be the solution to the problem. But it is also clear that Democrats are listening and hearing a lot of complaints about our current medical system, again, a hybrid between Obamacare and something else. And there are a lot of legitimate complaints about healthcare right now, including about insurance, that are not being addressed. You play into the Democrats' hands focusing on medical care. If you bring a focus instead on what's working, the economy in general, the job situation, the stock market. 

Previously:

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Posted In
Health Care, Health Care Reform, Medicare
Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel
Person
David Asman
Show/Publication
America's Newsroom
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