Democrats and Republicans are ramping up the rhetoric ahead of next week’s Supreme Court arguments on the health care law championed by President Barack Obama. The campaign coincides with the two-year anniversary of the law’s passage.
House Democrats took to Twitter and a conference call with reporters to point out the benefits of the health care law, like reducing prescription drug costs for seniors and allowing 20-somethings to stay on their parents’ insurance.
Congressman Xavier Becerra of Los Angeles ticked off the GOP myths that didn’t materialize: "We were told that this was a bad deal because of the death panels that would go after our country’s seniors. Well, we found out about that."
Republicans are also marking the two-year anniversary with a series of congressional hearings on regulations and reforms required by the health care law, home health care workers and the health research budget.
The U.S. Supreme Court begins its examination of the measure next week.