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Dem Senator: I'm Embarrassed to Go to Europe Because Some Americans Lack Health Insurance

2:33 PM, Aug 17, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Democratic senator Mary Landrieu says she's embarrassed to go to places in Europe like France and Spain because some Americans do not have health insurance. Landrieu, who is up for reelection in 2014, represents the state of Louisiana.

“People are scared when they’re sick, and they’re much stronger when they’re well,” Landrieu said at a Friday lunch, according to the American Press. “It’s embarrassing to me to go to places like France and Spain ... and their workers all manage to have health insurance that can’t be taken away.”

The report adds:

Landrieu said Louisiana has “more working people that are poor” than any other state. Of the 2 million people who file taxes in the state, she said, 70 percent have incomes lower than $50,000 a year. She said another 12 percent have an- nual incomes between $50,000 and $75,000.

“When people ask me what kind of health care people need, I think they need something they can afford,” Landrieu said.

Landrieu has doubled down on her support for Obamacare.

Republican governor Bobby Jindal, also of Louisiana is already blasting Landrieu for her comments. On Twitter, Jindal writes:

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