Ted Cruz to Obama: Obamacare Repeal Debate 'Far from Over'
On Thursday, after President Barack Obama again declared that the Obamacare debate was over, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who led the effort to defund the law last year, had a message for him: not so fast.
Sen. Cruz tweeted that message:
"The point is the repeal debate is and should be over," Obama said. "The Affordable Care Act is working. And I know the American people don’t want us spending the next two and a half years refighting the settled political battles of the last five years."
Obama claimed at his press conference that eight million Americans signed up for Obamacare. However, even by the most conservative estimates, at least 20 percent of those Americans may not have paid their premiums, which means they actually do not have insurance. In addition, it will be impossible to determine how many more Americans actually got insurance after Obamacare's implementation because this year the Census Bureau decided to drastically change its annual survey for the first time in 30 years in what officials said was merely a "coincidence."
Cruz has repeatedly said those opposed to Obamacare should aim to "repeal every single word" of the law.