Bill Nelson says he'll campaign on saving Obamacare - Florida Politics

Bill Nelson says he’ll campaign on saving Obamacare

Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Tuesday said he will make saving Obamacare a focus of his 2018 re-election campaign.

“Of course—it is the law,” he told reporters at a press conference at the Tallahassee International Airport. “I want the law to work. And it’s been working: 24 million people have health insurance that never had it before.

“But it needs some fixing,” he added about the Affordable Care Act. One of those fixes is putting money back in to help people afford co-pays, Nelson said.

The state’s senior senator, who met with constituents before meeting with the press, also touched on tax reform, North Korea, and a looming challenge for his seat from current Gov. Rick Scott. The Naples Republican is term-limited next year.

“I know how to campaign,” Nelson said. “I’ll leave it at that.”

Below are two Periscope videos, one of Nelson meeting with supporters and another with members of the Capitol Press Corps.

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Jim Rosica covers state government from Tallahassee for Florida Politics. He previously was the Tampa Tribune’s statehouse reporter. Before that, he covered three legislative sessions in Florida for The Associated Press. Jim graduated from law school in 2009 after spending nearly a decade covering courts for the Tallahassee Democrat, including reporting on the 2000 presidential recount. He can be reached at jim@floridapolitics.com.

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