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Obamacare Repeal Worries NFL Players' Union

NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

By    |   Friday, 27 Jan 2017 07:25 AM

The NFL players' union is concerned about President Trump's plans to repeal Obamacare.

"I don't really look at football normally in political terms," NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith told CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett on "The Takeout" podcast.

But "when it comes to legislation that can affect the health care of NFL players, that's a big issue," he said. "The injury rate in the National Football League is 100 percent."

Smith argued that when players retire, they all have pre-existing conditions. And he noted, that would prevent most — if not all — of them from getting private health insurance.

"A lot of people that played this game benefited from the Affordable Care Act because they were able to buy insurance, even though all of them had pre-existing conditions," he said.

"The union will soon be discussing its involvement in pushing back against efforts to repeal Obamacare," Smith said.

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