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Christian Ministry 'Focus on the Family' Says Obamacare is 'Colossal Failure' (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Citizen Link, the political arm of the Christian ministry Focus on the Family, recently announced that Obamacare is a "colossal failure."

Stuart Shepard, the host of Citizen Link Report, made the claim at beginning of this week's program (video below).

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"Obamacare, the colossal failure of Obamacare care, has put many [U.S. Senate] races into play," stated Shepard (pictured).

While Republicans and conservatives such as Shepard see Obamacare as dooming Democrats, anti-Obamacare ads by the GOP failed in 2012 when Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) both won re-election, reports The Washington Post.

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Beyond his one sentence political analysis, Shepard presented no evidence that Obamacare is a "colossal failure."

Nor did Shepard mention that 6 million uninsured Americans who are now eligible for Medicaid coverage because of Obamacare, notes Reuters.

Obamacare also banned insurance coverage denial based on pre-existing conditions, allows children to stay on their parents' insurance plans until age 26 and provides caps for out-of-pocket spending by Americans.

The colossal failures are actually the states that refuse to expand Medicaid, leaving about 5 million Americans without coverage, "thanks largely to hostility to the law among GOP governors," reports The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Sources: Kaiser Family Foundation, Reuters, The Washington Post