As Republicans consider budget reconciliation procedures to undermine parts of the Affordable Care Act, Minority Leader Harry Reid issued a stark defense of President Barack Obama’s signature legislation on the Senate floor Monday, touting a Gallup Poll finding the number of uninsured Americans at its lowest levels since the survey began in 2008.
“This is really, really very good news for America. Obamacare is working, more and more evidence is mounting every day,” Reid said. “So it’s time Republicans stop trying to destroy the law that is helping millions and millions of Americans.”
Reid’s comments come as Congress prepares to conference over House and Senate-passed budget bills, where reconciliation measures could be incorporated.