|By Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
College Republicans at
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Inside, Obama may take up the subject of immigration, especially since his
"They understand the issue. It impacts their farms. They hire seasonal workers every year to harvest their asparagus, their apples, their cherries," said
The president's main event, set for
Three years in the making, the farm bill represents some
Outside the area, college Republicans were organizing to draw attention to policies of the Obama administration they believe are flawed. Among them: the Affordable Care Act, which this week came under more criticism from Republicans after a report released by the nonpartisan
The report said the additional access to health care, premium tax breaks and subsidies will reduce the number of hours worked by the equivalent of 2 million full-time workers in 2017. The report noted that while total employment will increase, "that increase will be smaller than it would have been in the absence of the ACA."
"They're concerned about how this could affect their futures," state
Supporters of the ACA have said that by providing better access to health care and subsidizing premiums, people will no longer have to remain in jobs just to keep their insurance and that, with more Americans having insurance, uncompensated claims will not exert as much force on health care costs.
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