Baldwin: Democrats need to tout health care reform

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 --- 8:39 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin says Democrats need to be more vocal about how well health care reform is working.

The Wisconsin Democrat talked politics during an hour-long discussion at Marquette University. Topics included immigration, minimum wage and the nation's growing wealth divide.

Baldwin acknowledged that the health care law's rollout was flawed, but she says Democrats on the campaign trail shouldn't be reluctant to embrace it. She says Democrats need to make sure people understand how the law has made things better, for example by not allowing insurance companies to deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions.

Baldwin also predicts that Democrats will retain Senate control after the November election. Republicans need to pick up six seats to win the majority, but Baldwin says she expects her party will maintain a slim majority.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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