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The Conservative lobbying group, Heritage Action for America, remains firmly opposed to any deal in DC that leaves what it calls, “the fundamental flaws” of the Affordable Health Care act intact.
Heritage Action for America has played a key role in the government shutdown and the impasse over raising the debt ceiling.
In an email yesterday, the group blasted a House Republican plan to raise the debt ceiling and fund the government saying, “the proposed plan will do absolutely nothing to help Americans who are negatively impacted by Obama Care.”
That email is widely credited with sinking the House plan before it could get to a vote.
The proposal advancing in Congress today leaves Obamacare essentially intact.
Heritage Action’s Dan Holler told Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson that the new healthcare law is “hurting people.”
“[There are] stories that come out everyday in the paper of people having six, seven, eight hundred dollars a month in new health insurance cost that they can’t afford, how they’re having their hours cut back at work, how their spouses are losing coverage,” Holler said.
Holler says Heritage Action is going to continue fighting the law.
“This isn’t the end of it,” Holler said. “I think a lot of folks are hoping to say, ‘You guys had your fun, now just go off and we’ll just ignore this.’ We can’t ignore it.”