Many issues define the United States Senate race, but one issue discloses deep division between the two political party candidates.
The federal health insurance law, called Obamacare by most, officially the Affordable Care Act, is an issue in many Senate races across the country.
Its fate is front and center in Nebraska.
Democrat Dave Domina rejects any suggestion that it will be repealed.
“Oh no, absolutely can’t be repealed,” Domina tells Nebraska Radio Network. “And the problems I have with it are simply the kinds of things you would expect to have to repair in a statute this big.”
Domina says anyone would expect modifications to be made to a statute as large as the Affordable Care Act. One change Domina advocates is repealing the section that forces Americans to get rid of their current health insurance policies in order to buy policies that conform to the ACA.
Republican Ben Sasse has built much of his campaign on criticism of the law and an insistence that it must be repealed.
Sasse tells Nebraska Radio Network he wants to be precise in his answer about whether the ACA can be repealed.
“We’re not going to see Obamacare repealed before the next presidential election, but by the end of that presidential election in 2016, the country will be heading in one of two ways: toward actual health care reform or toward a more European-style, centralized health care system,” Sasse tells us.
Sasse says Domina wants more Washington power while he wants more patient, doctor, and nurse power.
Independents Jim Jenkins and Todd Watson are also running for Senate.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:50]