Heitkamp Votes Against Defunding Obamacare

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This won’t really come as news to much of anyone, but Senator Heidi Heitkamp won a narrow election in a red state, and it’s always worth mentioning when she governs to the left of the electorate she represents.

Yesterday Senator Heitkamp voted in a partisan-line vote with Democrats to keep funding for Obamacare in place.

Here’s the roll call (Senator Hoeven, obviously, voted with Republicans).

The purpose of the amendment, introduced by Senator Ted Cruz, was “To prohibit the use of funds to carry out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”

In related news, in addition to Obamacare killing jobs and driving up health insurance costs, it appears as though getting health insurance through the program will be as simple and complicated as…doing your taxes.

That’s what Heitkamp voted “yes” for. Health insurance that is more expensive and harder to get.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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