Price, Van Hollen spar over Obamacare –


Price, Van Hollen spar over Obamacare –

Reps. Tom Price and Chris Van Hollen tore into each other on “Fox News Sunday” when asked whether stopping Obamacare implementation was worth shutting down the government.

Price, a Republican from Georgia, when asked whether he supported a shutdown to stop the implementation of Obamacare, demurred twice, changing course from an earlier Fox interview in which he said that he would. Instead, he pointed to a proposal to delay the law’s implementation for a year.

“This administration has already delayed fully a third of this legislation, and we believe it’s only fair for the American people now to have that same delay,” he said.

Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland, jumped on the change. Citing the dozens of votes in the House to repeal the law, he accused Republicans of pitching the power back to insurance companies.

“They just want to take us back to the days when insurance companies got to deny coverage to people with preexisting conditions, and that’s not right,” Van Hollen said. “They’re not afraid it’s going to fail, they’re afraid it’s going to work.”

Asked a second time by Fox host John Roberts if Price had changed his position from an interview last week, the congressman blamed President Barack Obama and his Democrats.

“The president is the individual who is talking about shutting down the government. The Democrats House and the Senate are the individuals who are talking about shutting down the government,” Price said. “We want to fund the government and protect the American people from a destructive law.”

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