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REALITY CHECK: Donald wants to veto Obamacare. Tell that to the millions of American children who now have health insurance

WASHINGTON - October 19, 2016 -

“Educators like me see the real effects of what happens when children don’t have health care. They come to school sick. They can’t learn, they fall behind and get stressed out, and it can be a downward spiral. Obamacare has been a solution to this problem for millions of American children. Donald Trump wants to see it obliterated. We need a president like Hillary Clinton who understands their actions have repercussions that will impact our children. Our kids need a champion, not a charlatan.” – Lucia Baez, High School Educator, Miami Beach, FL


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