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Alexander serves as ranking member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. He has been one of the leading critics of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare.

“The president is right — this law is more than a website that won’t work—it’s a Washington mandate that many Americans are finding impossible, and it’s an historic mistake that is raising premiums, forcing employees off insurance plans, increasing out-of-pocket costs, and pushing employers to cut jobs and hours,” Alexander said.

Republicans recently caused a government shutdown in an effort to defund ObamaCare, but Democrats refused to concede, pointing to the fact that the law has already benefited those younger than 26 who can stay on their parents’ plan, people with preexisting conditions that cannot be denied coverage, and women who don’t have to pay for preventative care.