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HuffPo‘s Stein: Obamacare ‘Very Much a Redistributionist Law’

​In reaction to President Obama’s recent speeches on income inequality, the Huffington Post’s White House correspondent said Obamacare is “designed” to be redistributionist, which is “one of the benefits of Obamacare that will probably accrue.”

“The health-care law is very much a redistributionist law,” Stein said on Morning Joe on Thursday. “It is designed in a way to help poor people avoid the bankruptcy associated with medical costs.”

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