By Ramsey Cox - 11/14/13 11:27 AM EST
Senate Republicans on Thursday bashed ObamaCare on the Senate floor, citing constituent stories on how the law has had a negative effect on their home states.
Thirty-four of the 45 Senate Republicans delivered a one-minute speech, reading personal stories from constituents about how ObamaCare is harming individuals, families and small businesses.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Republicans were trying to put a “human face” on the failures of the healthcare law.
“These are real Americans learning ObamaCare isn’t more affordable and isn’t more accessible,” Sen. Roger WickerRoger WickerGOP pressures Kerry on Russia's use of Iranian airbase GOP to Obama: Sanction Chinese entities to get to North Korea Senate GOP pressures Dems for deal on internet fight MORE (R-Miss.) said.
Republicans criticized the law for raising premium prices and reducing workers’ hours because of mandates under the law. But the main criticism was that President Obama hasn’t kept his promise that if someone likes their current healthcare plan they can keep it.