GOP Candidate Says Obamacare ‘Here to Stay’

A Republican running in a hotly contested race for an open congressional seat now says that Obamacare is here to stay.

David Young, who is running for Iowa’s third congressional seat, said at a healthcare forum Monday that the Affordable Care Act “is going to be here to stay,” according to the Des Moines Register.

“The president is not going to allow his keystone legislation to go by the wayside. So we’re going to have to work to make it better,” he said.

That is a marked change from Young’s previous statements on the law. At a training event for activists in August, he said, “We get a Republican majority, let’s defund, cut, delay, whatever it takes to get rid of Obamacare.”