Republicans slammed President Barack Obama's defense of his healthcare plan Tuesday ahead of the Supreme Court's ruling, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accusing the president of "jousting with reality again."
"Perhaps the president will make even more bizarre claims today as he tries to bolster the image of a law only 11 percent of Americans say is a success," the Kentucky Republican said on the Senate floor. "Or perhaps he’ll keep realities facing the middle class in mind."
"Instead of jousting with reality again, perhaps he’ll consider the concerns of the constituents who write in every day to tell us how this law is hurting them," McConnell said.
Obama told the Catholic Health Association Conference in Washington
that Obamacare is now a reality of American life and that "this is now part of the fabric of how we care for one another."
The 2010 law is considered Obama's signature domestic policy achievement.
The high court is expected to rule this month in a case that challenges the availability of tax credits to discount the cost of Obamacare in at least 34 states.
Opponents say Obamacare allows subsidies in no more than 16 states that created insurance marketplaces, called exchanges.
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