Obama: Republicans' 'Unifying Principle' Is Denying Health Care To 30 Million People
I have been wondering this for a very long time."The one unifying principle in the Republican Party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don't have health care," Obama said, referring to the number of people who will have health insurance as a direct result of the law. "Why is it that my friends in the other party have made the idea of preventing these people from getting health care their holy grail? Their number one priority?"
The president chuckled as he said Republicans at least used to say they would replace the law with a better health care proposal. Not anymore, he said.
"There's not even a pretense now that they're going to replace it with something better," Obama said. "The notion is simply that those 30 million people, or the 150 million who are benefiting from other aspects of affordable care, will be better off without it. That's their assertion. Not backed by fact. Not backed by any evidence. It's just become an ideological fixation."