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Wisconsin U.S. Senator Baldwin urges more support for Obamacare success

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin says she wishes her fellow Democrats would start speaking more proudly about the successes of Obamacare.  

The Affordable Care Act is sure to be one of the biggest issues in this fall's elections.  

Repubilcans have been ridiculing the Democrats' health program on the campaign trail, as an example of government overreach.

Baldwin spoke at a forum at Marquette University in Milwaukee Wednesday. She admitted that the rollout of Obamacare was botched -- namely the online sign-up system.  

But Baldwin says it's time for Democrats to explain how the law has made things better. As an example, she insurance companies can no longer deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions.

With all House members and a-third of the Senate up for re-election this fall, Baldwin said Democrats need to make sure that people understand what Obamacare has accomplished.  

She predicted that GOP candidates would campaign on a pledge to de-fund or kill the law -- something she calls futile.

Baldwin also predicted that Democrats would keep control of the Senate after November. Her term won't be up for another four-and-a-half years.  

Baldwin also said Congress should raise the minimum wage, and adjust it for inflation so they don't have to revisit it.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)