Obama Slams House GOP For Trying To Derail Healthcare Law He Says Is Working

President Barack Obama on Thursday took advantage of his platform touting the economic benefits of the Affordable Care Act to chastise Republicans for their continued attempts to derail his signature health care law.

“Despite all the evidence that the law is working as it should, for middle class Americans, yesterday Republicans in the House of Representatives voted for nearly the 40th time to dismantle it,” he said.

“Some of them seem to think this law is about me,” he quipped, referring to politicans rallying against Obamacare. “It’s not. I already have really good health care.”

The House voted Wednesday to delay the law’s individual mandate by a year after voting to authorize the White House’s one-year employer mandate delay.

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