Monday, March 25, 2013

Magic Johnson: ‘ObamaCare is working’

The Hill

Hall of Fame basketball player Earvin “Magic” Johnson spoke out on behalf of President Obama’s healthcare law on Monday.
“ObamaCare is working. I talk to a lot of CEOs of hospitals. It is working,” he said on MSNBC.

Johnson was speaking on "NOW with Alex Wagner" about the NCAA basketball tournament, but he veered into politics at the end of the segment, lauding conservative Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) decision to accept the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

“I’m glad that Gov. Scott down in Florida accepted ObamaCare because it will work,” he said.

In the early '90s, Johnson retired from the NBA after announcing he tested positive for HIV. He has since worked to raise awareness of the disease and partnered with a number of healthcare groups on the issue.

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