Clinton condemns GOP move to repeal Obamacare - – Rockford’s News Leader

Clinton condemns GOP move to repeal Obamacare


Hillary Clinton is opening her first campaign event of the year in Iowa by condemning congressional Republicans plans to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law.

The Democratic presidential candidate, in Davenport Monday, said that Republicans are "willing to turn their back on 19 million Americans" who have benefited from the law. She warned it would empower the insurance and drug industry.

The legislation will be considered in the House later this week and is expected to mark the first time a bill repealing the health care law reaches Obama's desk. Obama will veto the measure, which would repeal the law and cut money for Planned Parenthood.

Clinton said Republicans have "no plan" of their own and only want to "undo what Democrats have fought for decades."

She said if a Republican is in the White House, "it will be repealed and then you will have to start all over again."

The longstanding fight over the so-called Obamacare law is expected to continue during January. GOP leaders in Congress are planning to hold a veto override vote later this month to coincide with events in Washington with anti-abortion activists.

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