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Landrieu talks flood insurance hikes and Obamacare

Posted: Updated: Dec 5, 2013 04:00 AM
US Sen. Mary Landrieu (Source: WVUE) US Sen. Mary Landrieu (Source: WVUE)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WAFB) -

US Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-LA, insists support is growing nationally to delay huge increases in flood insurance.

Realtors, home builders and banking groups have signed onto the effort. Landrieu said a coalition of senators, not just from coastal states, hopes to add an amendment to a must-pass defense spending bill. The FEMA flood hikes are under that bill.

Landrieu also responded to political attacks Wednesday on her support for Obamacare.

"The Affordable Care Act, as I said, the bill itself has got very good concepts and yes, I would support it again," Landrieu said. "But, that doesn't excuse the poor roll out of what should have happened. There should have not been a glitch in the software."

Landrieu has sponsored a bill to allow Americans to keep their old policies. Insurance companies said they couldn't offer policies at the same prices, though.

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