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Does Father Know Best?

Rory Reid thinks Obamacare could hurt Nevada.

1:57 PM, Oct 8, 2010 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
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When Missouri voters passed an anti-Obamacare referendum two months ago by a tally of 71 to 29 percent, Sen. Harry Reid responded, “It’s very obvious that people have a lack of understanding of our health care reform bill."  He added, “The more people learn about this bill, the more they like it.”

Perhaps not everyone in Reid's family has yet learned enough about Obamacare to develop such a fondness for it. The Hill reports:

During a televised debate, Rory Reid, the son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), said he does not support the legal challenges against the health overhaul. Yet, he does believe that President Obama’s signature achievement could negatively affect Nevada.

“I don’t deny, however,” Rory Reid said, “that Nevada needs to be vigilant on this issue. The law that was passed gives time for the new system to go into effect, but there is potential for it to put significant pressure on states because Medicaid rates could go up significantly.”

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