Baldwin says Obamacare needs some fixes, but not repeal

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MILWAUKEE (AP) – Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin says some provisions of the Affordable Care Act need to be fixed, but that doesn’t mean the whole program should be scrapped.

Republicans seized upon the news that premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law and that many consumers will be down to just one insurer.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump claims “it’s over for Obamacare.”

In Milwaukee Tuesday, Baldwin says there are adjustments to the program that can be made to deal with price increases, such as reining in pharmaceutical companies that raise prices on their products without justification or explanation.

Baldwin led the effort to include a provision in the 2010 law that allows young people to stay on their parents’ insurance plans up to age 26.

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