Speaking of offensive…
Today, our government is shut down for one reason — because Republicans think this is their last chance to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
That is nothing short of offensive.
Thanks to Obamacare, cancer survivors like me and the 150 million other Americans with a pre-existing condition will no longer have to live in fear that our health insurance companies will drop us if we get sick.
So now is the moment to stand up for health care reform:
Show the GOP that the 47th vote to repeal or delay Obamacare won’t be any different than the 46 votes that came before.
The problem is that Republicans refuse to accept that their plan to repeal this law was rejected when they lost the last election.
Already, 47 million women have gained access to free birth control, 3 million young people have had a softer landing into the workforce by staying on their parent’s health insurance, and now millions of Americans are shopping for their own affordable health care in the exchanges.
And that’s the only reason why Republicans have shut down the government.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Democratic National Committee