• They shut down the government, but they can't shut down Obamacare

    The government shutdown will cost American taxpayers billions and furlough thousands of federal workers—all to make a political point.

    They actually did it.

    Because an extreme group of House Republicans refused to pass a real budget unless Obamacare was defunded or delayed, the federal government shut down last night at midnight.

    But despite their irresponsible choices, the new health insurance marketplaces are open for business today as planned. Obamacare is here, and millions of uninsured Americans can now enroll to gain access to affordable, quality health care. For everyone who has worked so hard to get us here, today is a huge day.

    Speaker Boehner has let one faction of one party in one House of Congress sabotage our economy. They shut down the government, and now some of them are ready to push us past the brink by refusing to do something every American does—pay their bills. If this makes you angry, you're not alone. This behavior from some Republicans in Congress is as irresponsible as it gets.

    This fight just got a whole lot more real and a whole lot more urgent—say you'll hold these Republicans accountable.

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