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Saturday, June 15, 2013

GOP to constituents: Questions on ObamaCare? Call Obama

By Susan Duclos

Via The Hill, we see that some Republicans have every intention of telling their constituents that have questions about Obamacare in the coming weeks and months, to go to the source, to the people that passed it, Obama and his administration, if they want answers.

Some Republicans indicated to The Hill they will not assist constituents in navigating the law and obtaining benefits. Others said they would tell people to call the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

"Given that we come from Kansas, it's much easier to say, 'Call your former governor,'" said Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R), referring to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

"You say, 'She's the one. She's responsible. She was your governor, elected twice, and now you reelected the president, but he picked her.'" Huelskamp said.

"We know how to forward a phone call," said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

"I have two dedicated staff who deal with nothing, but ObamaCare and immigration problems," he added. "I'm sure there will be an uptick in that, but all we can do is pass them back to the Obama administration. The ball's in their court. They're responsible for it."

Barack Obama once said there were "bumps and glitches" with the implementation of Obamacare, which was passed despite majority opposition from the American people and without a single Republican vote.

Democrats passed it, Obama signed it... they own it, and they should be responsible for answering any questions American citizens have about it.