Debate Intensifies About Shutting Government Down Over Obamacare

Shut it and keep it shut


Conservatives backing the push to shut down the federal government if funding isn't cut off by the end of September for President Barack Obama's health care law are launching new ads and a series of town halls starting this week.

The new drive comes as a growing number of Republicans are resisting such calls for a government shutdown over the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

Heritage Action for America, a leading political advocacy group, Monday announced it would spend more than half a million dollars to run on-line ads in the districts of 100 House Republican lawmakers who have not joined the drive to try and defund the healthcare law. Last month Heritage Action joined 49 other conservative groups in demanding the House GOP leadership pass a bill to fund the government but not allow any money for Obamacare.