Obama: House vote to defund Obamacare 'trying to mess with me'
This article was originally published in Scrip
With all but one House Republican on 20 September backing legislation to temporarily fund the US government until 15 December, while blocking dollars to implement the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, the chamber's 230-189 vote was nothing more than politics, President Barack Obama said, declaring rivals of the law were simply "trying to mess with me," rather than being focused on Americans.
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