10 Republicans Who Cheered on Batkid, Want to Revoke His Obamacare

These elected officials have been crusading to repeal the Affordable Care Act

Leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, runs the bases as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment at AT&T Park November 15th, 2013 in San Francisco, California
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November 16, 2013 10:12 AM ET

On Friday, a sick child in San Francisco stole the Twittersphere's heart after the Make-a-Wish Foundation helped him don superhero garb and "fight crime" on the streets of San Francisco as "Batkid." Even Republican politicians in Washington couldn't resist rooting him on. Ironically, these same elected officials – in particular Senator Ted Cruz and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor – have been crusading for Obamacare's repeal, which would again make it legal for insurers to deny coverage to children like Batkid with preexisting conditions.

Six Stories of Obamacare Already Making a Difference

 1. Sen. Ted Cruz
The Texas freshman forced a government shutdown to fight the president's healthcare law and believes "we must repeal every word of Obamacare."

2. Rep. Eric Cantor
The House majority leader calls Obamacare an "atrocity."

3. Rep. Justin Amash
The Michigan libertarian has taken to the House floor to demand that congress "repeal this unconstitutional law."

4. Rep. Darrell Issa
The California representative has declared that "ObamaCare is bad for all Americans."

5. Rep. Paul Cook
The California Republican wrote in October: "I remain opposed to Obamacare and continue to support its repeal."

6. Rep. Randy Webber
The Texas Republican wants to "permanently delay" Obamacare.

7. Rep. Martha Roby
The Alabama representative brags of voting more than two dozen times to "completely repeal President Obama's health care law."

8. Rep. Jeff Duncan
The South Carolina Republican has vowed to "continue to fight until this horrible law is completely repealed."

9. Rep. Sean Duffy
During the government shutdown fight, the Wisconsin Republican was so hardcore he questioned Ted Cruz' committment to battle to defund Obamacare.

10. Rep. Trey Radel
The Florida freshman complained in April that House Republican newcomers had not been given a chance to vote for Obamacare's repeal. "I want a chance as a freshman to do that," Radel said, "even if it’s just symbolic."

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