The fifth anniversary of the signing into law of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), aka Obamacare, many of the presumed and actual Republican candidates for president much of the day attacking the law.
While Texas Sen. Ted Cruz asked his audience at Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University to “imagine in 2017, a new president signing legislation repealing every word of Obamacare,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush kept pace by declaring the law a “disaster.”
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, meanwhile, used the anniversary to try and bolster his growing database of supporters, tweeting: “It’s been five years of broken promises. Add your name to stand with Gov Walker in his fight against #ObamaCare.”
Across the ideological divide, however, one prospective presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, was busy embracing the law, as well as the man who’s name is so closely associated with it. She tweeted, “#[email protected]: 16m covered. Young ppl. Preexisting conditions. Women get better coverage. Repeal those things? Embrace them!”
Clinton, who had tried and failed to push through a single payer health care system as First Lady, has defended PPACA before, even while acknowledging some of its faults.