GOP rips Obamacare enrollment figures
November 13th, 2013
05:41 PM ET
9 years ago

GOP rips Obamacare enrollment figures

Washington (CNN) - Congressional Republicans used Wednesday's dismal Obamacare enrollment figures to bolster their case that the Affordable Care Act needs to be dismantled - a persistent GOP rallying cry since the law was first passed in 2010 with no Republican votes.

"Above all, this report is a symbol of the failure of the President's health care law," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a written statement. "It is a rolling calamity that must be scrapped."


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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. jinx9to88

    CNN you act like your shocked? Number could have been 500,000 and the GOP would have said something negative.

    November 13, 2013 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  2. love344

    the failure is the GOP

    November 13, 2013 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  3. freedom

    It is all lies and deception – and the democrats own in 100%! Not one republican voted for this disaster.

    November 13, 2013 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  4. Donna

    Honestly America, what did you expect when you put a guy in the White House that had zero executive experience, had zero leadership ability, had zero accomplishments to his name but gave a good teleprompter speech?

    Did you expect he might have problems reworking one sixth of the largest economy on the planet? No? Why not?

    Did you believe his lies that you could have your cake and eat it too? Yes? Why?

    Are you feeling rather duped and conned at this point? You should.

    Do you now believe what the Republicans have been saying and warning you about for 4 years? You should.

    Don't make the same mistake in 2014 & 2016 that you made in 2012 and 2008. Democrats are pathological liars and the party has been taken over by far left zealots masquerading as advocates for the poor and down trodden. You are being conned and conned royally by them. Let this be a wake up call to the American people.

    November 13, 2013 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  5. just saying

    failure and obama have become synonymous. nothing new really. it is just that this is too big to conceal like all the others. and it is a lot harder without the msm carrying the obama water.

    November 13, 2013 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    "Above all, this report is a symbol of the failure of the President's health care law".......
    Actually, it is in part a failure because you Boehner and your gang did everything they could to destroy this
    plan, and all other plans put forth by the President.

    Your 40 plus votes to repeal,
    Ted Cruz's tirade to defund,
    Your last ditch effort to delay, all contributed to this.

    Most of all, Republican governors who refused to help the people of their States obtain health insurance
    because of their vindictiveness toward President Obama did the most damage. This caused a massive
    clogging of the system, which, no doubt, was your plan.

    And while these are not the only reasons, but "Above all", they contributed greatly to the less than stellar roll-out.
    Thank you so much. Your work for the American people is going unnoticed, since you haven't
    done anything for us in 5 years.

    November 13, 2013 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  7. Ol' Yeller

    What!?!? I thought they would be supportive and understanding. Isn't it President Obama and the Dems who are devisive? My, my, my... so confusing.
    Like my Grandpappy used to say, "Empty wagons make the most noise"

    November 13, 2013 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  8. CryBabies

    What else are they going to do with them? Hey, anybody heard from Pelosi, Reid, Murray....etc. Looks like they took a page out of Hillary's playbook and went MIA for awhile. What integrity and honor !!!

    November 13, 2013 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  9. Larry in Houston

    maybe this is what they are gambling on....if it is, then they better hope & pray the AHCA stays "broken" all the way up till November 2014.
    Just Saying

    November 13, 2013 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  10. don in albuquerque

    They (the GOTP) rip any idea that is not theirs. Of course they have no ideas. Has Obama been any great shakes? No. But when your nation is no. 37 out of all the nations in the world for quality of heath care-somebody better do something. Oh yeah we are No. 1 in one area. We pay more then anybody in the world for some of the worst health care. Country with the best? France.

    November 13, 2013 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  11. Marie MD

    If anyone knows failure it's the bo ner.
    You're losing your speakership job before this so called calamity ever gets scrapped.
    Your boy's romneycare had, I believe, 100 clients in the first month but if you look at your red state of KY (not what the old man is saying) there are over 35,000 just in that state who have signed up.
    Give it up. It's a good idea for our country and you teaklans hate everyone but the 1% who help you keep your job,

    November 13, 2013 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  12. rs

    Let's see, so the GOP is now UNHAPPY with Americans enrolling in the ACA. Now, remind me again.. what is the Republican plan for health care and health care insurance in America?

    Oh, yeah, they don't have one.

    November 13, 2013 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  13. RWB1956

    Hey GOP: This is your base. We're the only ones listening to you.

    November 13, 2013 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  14. Evergreen

    Koch Bros through a booze party for college students and tells them they don't need no stickin' healthcare, but it's Obama's fault. The more I hear the rants, the surer I am that ACA will be very popular over the next few years.

    November 13, 2013 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  15. S. B. Stein

    Really? Is this the best that they can do? If what I have heard is correct, MA didn't enroll a whole lot of people when their exchange started. If these Republicans/teapublicans/conservatives are going to offer an alternative, where is it?

    November 13, 2013 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  16. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    John Boehner is a sad, sick and pathetic little man...

    November 13, 2013 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  17. Thomas

    " House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a written statement. "It is a rolling calamity that must be scrapped."

    Hey John , why didn't you say that about Iraq ? What about a healthcare surge ?

    Nobody as of yet has died or lost a limb over the affordable healthcare act !

    November 14, 2013 01:23 am at 1:23 am |