Groups urge Sen. Brown to drop opposition to health care law
BOSTON (AP) -- A coalition of health care, neighborhood and labor groups is urging U.S. Sen. Scott Brown to drop his opposition to the health care law signed by President Obama.
In a letter sent to Brown on Sunday, the groups say if Brown cares about creating jobs and making health care affordable, he should encourage fellow Republicans in Congress to abandon efforts to repeal the 2010 law.
The coalition represents more than a dozen groups including the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts and Health Care for All.
He said he supports trying to insure as many people as possible, but that Obama's Affordable Care Act includes tax hikes and would hurt the economy. And Brown says that because Massachusetts has its own health care law it doesn't need federal action.
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