George P. Bush supports defunding Obama healthcare law
By Lara Seligman - 08/22/13 07:12 PM EDT
“It’s a monstrosity of a law,” Bush said Wednesday, according to The Dallas Morning News. “In terms of defunding it, that would be one way to reduce and mitigate the impact it’s going to have on practicing physicians and hospitals here in Texas.
“I agree with this effort to defund it, or keep Texas out of the program unless we can modify it to a Texas-specific solution,” Bush added.
Some GOP lawmakers in both chambers have vowed to oppose any spending measures that fund the healthcare law, risking a government shutdown after Sept 30.
But many others fear the effort could hurt the party if voters blame the GOP for the shutdown.