Reid: GOP can't 'accept reality' on ObamaCare
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Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidVoters need to feel the benefit, not just hear the message Schumer-McConnell dial down the debt ceiling drama Mellman: Are independents really so independent? MORE (D-Nev.) slammed Republicans Monday, saying they are trying to "escape the reality that ObamaCare is a smashing success." 

"As public servants, we have to accept reality, regardless of where we may have stood or what we may have said in the past," Reid said from the Senate floor. "Unfortunately, Republicans in Congress are trying their utmost to escape the reality that ObamaCare is a smashing success." 

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The Nevada Democrat added that 16 million Americans have gained insurance through President Obama's Affordable Care Act, and that since 2013, the United States has seen its largest decline in uninsured Americans. 

"I understand that many Senate Republicans have worked hard to make their opposition to Obamacare their legacy," Reid added. 

The Senate Democratic leader's remarks came after the Supreme Court struck down an earlier ruling favorable to the government's birth control mandate under ObamaCare.

The high court Monday asked an appeals court to reconsider a legal challenge filed by Catholic ministries against the mandate requiring employers to cover birth control for workers.