House Republicans Fear Government Shutdown Foiled Chance To Expose Obamacare's Flaws
May have missed an opportunity
House Republicans, now seeking a way out of the current fiscal impasse, fear that the government shutdown robbed them of a chance to highlight the problems in ObamaCare's rollout.
Oct. 1 should have been a layup for Republican opponents of President Obama's signature healthcare law, who watched as new insurance exchanges were beset by a slew of technical snafus.
But in a harsh bit of irony for the GOP, that was also the first day of a government shutdown driven largely by their own efforts to defund ObamaCare – a standstill that has dominated headlines all month.