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McDaniel, Palazzo say fight against Obamacare will continue

Rep. Steven Palazzo (left) and State Sen. Chris McDaniel say the fight against Obamacare will continue. Rep. Steven Palazzo (left) and State Sen. Chris McDaniel say the fight against Obamacare will continue.
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

Some opponents of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in Mississippi are vowing to continue the fight against that law, also known as Obamacare, despite President Obama's re-election. State Senator Chris McDaniel, who filed suit against the law in 2010, is among those hoping it could still be overturned in court.

For now, he says he'll work to educate people about it.

"Obamacare is such a flawed piece of legislation, it's going to eventually implode," said McDaniel Thursday at a meeting of Jones County Republican Women. "The problem is, it's going to implode after is costs us several trillion dollars. Eventually, there won't be Obamacare, but right now, we have to live with it," he said.

Meanwhile, 4th District Congressman Steven Palazzo had hoped to repeal and replace Obamacare...now, he says he'll focus on repairing it.

"It's still going to add $2 trillion to our national debt," Palazzo said Wednesday at the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in Petal. "It's still going to increase taxes $800 billion and it's going to put anywhere from a $1 million to $1.5 million people out of business, because the small businesses are not going to be able to afford these new options in the healthcare bill," he said.

Obamacare is scheduled to be fully implemented by 2014.

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