(Washington, DC) In about a week, the government is set to run out of funding at the same time that ObamaCare’s health exchanges are set to open. The Republican-led House of Representatives passed legislation that alleviates families from the burden of ObamaCare and funds the government. Meanwhile, Congressman Bruce Braley (D-IA) – who tied himself to the fate of the unpopular health care law that Democrats rammed through Congress in 2010 – is stuck defending a law that Iowans oppose.
And Iowans are noticing. Tom Plendl of Kingsley expressed extreme frustration: “Unfortunately for the past four years, we have had the most anti-business federal government in United States history. Employers are constantly bombarded with new, onerous regulations that not only discourage job creation, but encourage downsizing. Obamacare is a perfect example.” While Douglas Furlich of Lawton asked, If the primary author and framer of Obamacare sees a train wreck coming, shouldn’t we all be concerned?”
It’s clear that ObamaCare will impact Iowans throughout the state: from the employers who are forced to cut workers to avoid costs from ObamaCare; to the doctors and patients impacted by the 34% of Iowa doctors who will stop accepting Medicare patients because of ObamaCare. In fact, less than four in ten women support ObamaCare, yet Braley continues to ignore their wishes and is doubling down on an unpopular law that Iowa families rightly oppose.
“Bruce Braley had a choice to make: listen to Iowans, or stand with Barack Obama and the extremely unpopular law. Once again, Braley chose Obama and his costly ObamaCare over Iowans,” said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. “ObamaCare is causing health care costs to rise, workers’ hours to be cut back, and jobs to be eliminated all of which falls onto the backs of middle-class Iowa families. A vote for Bruce Braley is a vote for ObamaCare and against middle-class Iowans.”
Braley Voted Against The House-Passed Continuing Resolution That Funded The Entire Government, Except For ObamaCare. “Passage of the joint resolution that would provide continuing appropriations through Dec. 15, 2013 for government operations that would reflect an annual discretionary level of about $986.3 billion. It also would permanently defund the 2010 health care overhaul and allow the U.S. Treasury, once the statutory debt limit is reached, to continue borrowing over the debt limit until Dec. 15, 2014. Funds could only be used to pay the principal and interest on both government debt held by the public and on obligations to the Social Security trust fund.” (H. J. Res. 59, CQ Vote #478: Passed 230-189: R 228-1; D 2-188, 9/20/13, Braley Voted Nay)