Markey, Lynch Spar Over Health Care Reform

Massachusetts Democratic Reps. Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch, who are facing off in a primary in their state’s special Senate election, sparred over President Obama’s health care reform law during a debate Wednesday night, the Boston Globe reported

Lynch, a conservative Democrat, was one of a handful of Democrats who voted against the law 2010.

Lynch said he didn’t vote for the bill because “it was a very flawed bill and we missed a real opportunity to create real health care reform.”


Markey described his own vote for the Affordable Care Act as “the proudest vote of my career” and said, “Steve, when that vote came up, you were wrong.”


Lynch responded, “What we did there was wrong,” describing what he said were several flaws in the law and calling it a giveaway to health insurance companies.