Sen. John ThuneJohn ThuneYahoo reveals new details about security Conquering Trump returns to conservative summit Low-income consumer broadband credits mean competitiveness, choice and compassion MORE (R-S.D.) called President Obama’s announcement that 8 million people have enrolled in ObamaCare a “victory lap” that was an “insult” to those who lost the coverage they had before the law was enacted.
On Thursday, Obama said Democrats should “be proud” that 8 million people have enrolled in the healthcare exchanges, exceeding the administration's initial goal.
He chided Republicans for doubting the law would work.
“They said nobody would sign up. They were wrong about that. They said it would be unaffordable for the country. They were wrong about that," Obama said.
Thune has been an ardent critic of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, saying it harms the economy and has forced people to buy plans that were more expensive than the coverage they previously had.