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March 09, 2012


Health Care Reform Cost Democrats the House

A new study suggests President Obama's health care reform effort cost Democrats their majority in the House of Representatives in the 2010 election.

Washington Post: "The study ran 10,000 simulations of a scenario in which all vulnerable Democrats voted against the health care bill and found that the rejections would have saved Democrats an average of 25 seats, which would have made the House parties close to a tie. (Republicans won 63 seats overall, but the study suggests around 25 of them would have been salvaged.) In 62% of the simulations, Democrats were able to keep the House."














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