Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) came under fire this weekend after the Drudge Report linked to an Associated Press article using the headline “Republicans expand Obamacare.”
And reading the AP article, one can see why Drudge used that headline. Under the header “GOP seeks coverage choices in health law they hate,” AP writer David Espo reported:
At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama’s health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it.
Unfortunately Espo’s reporting is just plain false. There was nothing one-of-a-kind about the “recent change” House Republicans passed on Obamacare. In fact, not only did the law shrink the size and scope of the federal government by repealing a specific portion of Obamacare, it fits into a long line of previous House Republican measures that have done the same.
And all have been signed by President Obama.