President Obama blasted Republicans Tuesday for their crusade to dismantle Obamacare, which he said had led to the federal government shutdown.
"You know, the shutdown is not about budgets or deficits. This shutdown is rolling back our efforts to provide health insurance to folks who don't have it," Obama said. "It is all about rolling back the Affordable Care Act. This more than anything else seems to be what the Republican Party stands for these days."
"I know it is strange that one party would make keeping people uninsured the centerpiece of the agenda, but that apparently is what it is."
Obama also pointed out that the law's health insurance marketplaces had still gone live on Tuesday, despite the shutdown.