Cruz and Sens. Marco RubioMarco RubioWar over the estate tax returns Clinton’s strategy: Get under Trump’s skin Rubio, Heck help out at car crash scene MORE (R-Fla.) and Mike LeeMike LeeICANN is already under foreign government influence: the proof is in the pudding Senators express 'grave concerns' about ObamaCare 'bailout' Funding bill rejected as shutdown nears MORE (R-Utah) are urging their Republican colleagues to reject any federal spending plan that funds ObamaCare, risking a government shutdown this fall. They say it's the best opportunity the party has to stop the law before more provisions are implemented in 2014.
Cruz said Obama has broken “many promises” he made about how the law would be implemented.
“ 'If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.’ That was one of the many promises that President Obama made about his health care law,” Cruz said. “And it’s just not true.”
Cruz cited a Congressional Budget Office report that said 7 million people would lose their employer-sponsored insurance because those plans don't meet new coverage requirements.
Democrats point out that the law is already benefiting those with preexisting conditions who can’t be denied coverage, people younger than 26 who can stay on their parent’s insurance plan and women who now pay less for preventative healthcare.