GOP Senator: Obama’s Obamacare Fix ‘A Good Move’


Republican Sen. Bob Corker praised President Barack Obama’s decision on Thursday to let insurers continue existing insurance policies into 2014.

“I think it’s a step in the right direction,” the Tennessee senator told reporters. “I’m glad the president has taken this step. … It’s a good move and I’m glad that it’s occurring.”

Corker called the move “a nice step but it’s not going to solve the problem,” lamenting that “we’ve had so many people in our state — it’s just been amazing — are in such emotional distress over the fact that they’ve gotten cancellations and haven’t been able to purchase a policy.

“I don’t support the [Affordable Care Act] but I’m not going to oppose fixes to it,” he said. “Again, it’s a very, very small step. … It’s going to affect a few people in a good way.”


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