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Election Exposes Health Care Divisions Among Democratic Candidates

As Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debate their respective plans to fix weaknesses of the 2010 health law, Obamacare foes look to exploit that rift. In regional news, Clinton urges Georgia to expand Medicaid.

Politico: Democratic Rift Spurs Questions About Obamacare's Future
With less than two weeks until the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic primary has morphed into an all-out brawl over Obamacare, with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders offering starkly different prescriptions for its future. That’s a potentially risky proposition for the candidates and for a law that is still opposed by more than half of all Americans, according to recent polls. (Cook, 1/19)

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Hillary Clinton Urges Georgia To Expand Medicaid
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton joined the House Democratic caucus in calling for Georgia to expand the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. The former secretary of state urged lawmakers to pass legislation to expand the program and for Republican Gov. Nathan Deal to put the “well-being of Georgia’s families ahead of ideology by signing it into law.” (Bluestein, 1/19)

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