FRONT SEAT: Candidates To Debate Healthcare Act

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It will be the first-of-its-kind debate of this 2014 election campaign in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race. The five Republicans running in the June 3rd primary agreed to a debate where they will answer questions on just one issue: health care reform.

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has been the source of countless criticisms from Republicans. This debate will see what solutions the candidates have to better the health care system for consumers and providers. It is sponsored by The Iowa Association of Health Underwriters.

Sam Clovis, Joni Erst, Mark Jacobs, Scott Schaben and Matt Whitaker all agreed to participate.

Eric Kohlsdorf, IAHU Government Relations Chair, said, “The cost of healthcare and ultimately the insurance premium must be addressed at some point. Our Association members deal with this every day when working with Iowans. At some point we must do something about this ever costly and burdensome system.”

Kohlsdorf said a limited number of seats remain for the event that takes place Thursday from 1:30-3pm at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines. If you want to attend, you must register ahead of time by going to

WHO-HD also plans to stream the event LIVE at


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