Representative Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) and other Democratic Senate candidates are under fire, on the anniversary of the botched federal health-care website launch, for supporting Obamacare.
“One year ago, as Americans tried, and failed, to enroll in the Obamacare website, they came face to face for the first time with the failure of government-run health care,” Braley’s Republican opponent, Joni Ernst, said Thursday.
“Congressman Braley once said he had read the entire Obamacare bill, and wouldn’t change a thing to fix it, no matter how bad the law has proven to be,” she added. “But now, like a typical politician, he’s flip flopped and wants Iowans to believe he’s on their side. When I’m in the Senate, I will work to repeal this law because it raises costs, reduces the quality of care, increases taxes and kills jobs.”
That is a reference to Braley’s statement, during their debate Sunday night, that “the Affordable Care Act needs to be fixed and improved.” During a 2010 debate, Braley said the opposite. “No, I wouldn’t vote to repeal anything that is in the bill,” he told voters.
Ernst’s attack comes as the National Republican Senatorial Committee has compiled a video of targeted Democrats repeating President Obama’s promise that people who like their doctors and their health insurance would be able to keep them under the Affordable Care Act.