Montalvo, 64, said she comes to Tijuana in part because it costs just $15 to see the doctor. She can't use her insurance for care outside California but it's still cheaper because she doesnt have to worry about a deductible. More important, she said, is that she feels comfortable with Espinoza. "She listens to me," said Montalvo, a U.S. citizen who was born in Mexico, said in Spanish. "I come here feeling really bad, and three days later I am better." Mexican immigrants living in California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico have long sought health care in border cities like Tijuana, Mexicali and Nogales. The Affordable Care Act won't change that, experts said, even though it has expanded coverage to millions of people, including many Latinos.
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Forget about Obamacare. Benghazi is the Republican Party?s new favorite 2014 buzzword.
Since the GOP failed to translate Benghazi investigations into electoral gains in 2012, they seem determined to proved the adage "practice makes perfect" true for 2014. The National Republican Senatorial Committee sent out fundraising appeals as renewed interest for investigations into the Benghazi investigations mounted this week. The House is forming a select committee to investigate the White House's response to the attacks. Rep. Trey Gowdy, the person set to run the committee, has said the committee's work could last until 2016 -- a clear admission that the party thinks there may be more electoral benefits to reap from this issue if the secretary of state who served during the attacks, Hillary Rodham Clinton, decided to run for the presidency. When Gallup asked Americans what they considered to be the "most important problem" facing the country in April, the top response was "Dissatisfaction with government." The third highest response was "Health Care." Both of the Republicans' favorite 2014 talking points draw into these two answers. Midterm voters are increasingly influenced by their opinion of the president when making down-ballot picks. Both Benghazi and Obamacare have clear and potentially negative ties back to the White House.
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