“It passed both houses of Congress. The Supreme Court ruled it constitutional. It was an issue in last year’s election and the candidate who called for repeal lost,” he said to applause. “Republicans in the House have tried to repeal or sabotage it about 40 times. They’ve failed every time.”
He went after Republicans for suggesting they might risk a government shutdown or debt default if Obama refuses to defund or delay the implementation Obamacare.
“Some Republicans in the House of Representatives who are promising to shut down the government at the end of this month if they can’t shut down the Affordable Care Act,” he said. “And if that scheme doesn’t work, some have suggested they won’t pay the very bills Congress has already run up.”
“Are they really willing to hurt people just to score political points? I hope not.”