Dem says insurance mandate votes show GOP acceptance of ObamaCare

But in a statement that appeared in today's Congressional Record, Peters said he sees the House votes as the first ever sign of support for the law from House Republicans.

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"[T]his is the first time Republicans have embraced that the Affordable Health Care Act is law and supported its implementation starting in 2014," he said. "By offering and supporting H.R. 2667, House Republicans are finally voting for the health care law mandates to be implemented a year from now.

"[E]very Republican who casts a vote to delay the employer and individual mandates is voting to get the implementation of the Affordable Care Act right and implement the law in full starting in December 2014," he added.

Peters voted with the 229 Republicans who voted to delay both the employer and individual mandate.

Only one Republican, Rep. Morgan Griffith (Va.), voted against the two bills last week. Griffith seemed to agree with Peters's logic by arguing that Republicans should not try to help the Obama administration tweak the law, and instead should keep focusing on repealing it.

"In essence, ObamaCare is like an abscessed tooth — delaying fixing the problem is not going to make it better; it only makes it worse," Griffith said after the vote.