Whether it comes from the mouth of President Bill Clinton or President Barack Obama, it is evident that Democrats have continued concerns about the so-called “Affordable Care Act.” And when you dig deeper into the one-size-fits-all health care law, it’s easy to see why.
But while Democrats like Nancy Pelosi have said that Obamacare has “succeeded in every way” and Ranking Member Pallone has accused House Republicans of “actively trying to sabotage the law,” the rhetoric doesn’t match the reality.
A recent report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) confirms that House Democrats have voted repeatedly with Republicans to repeal, modify, delay, or defund all or parts of Obamacare.
Since 2010, 65 bills considered in the House did just that. There were 70 total votes taken on these bills – 9 of which were by voice vote. Of the recorded votes, 58 included at least one Democrat voting with Republicans.
In total, there have been 4,775 individual votes by House Democrats that sought to repeal, modify, delay, or defund all or parts of Obamacare.
To top it off, 20 of those bills were signed into law by…wait for it…President Obama.
House Republicans are hard at work to deliver relief to patients suffering from Obamacare. We ask that House Democrats drop the rhetoric, accept the reality that the law has failed, and join us again to repeal and replace Obamacare with affordable, patient-centered, health care reforms.