Pointing the Finger

Cassidy criticizes admin. for promoting ACA, but hasn’t addressed his own bills.

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Sept. 6, 2013, 7:13 a.m.

As he con­tin­ues to deal with the fal­lout of rev­el­a­tions that he sponsored bills in the le­gis­lature that con­tained pro­vi­sions sim­il­ar to the Af­ford­able Care Act, Rep. Bill Cas­sidy’s (R-06) of­fice put out a state­ment on Thursday cri­ti­ciz­ing the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion for spend­ing $12 mil­lion to ad­vert­ise for the law. Cas­sidy: “Good policy is good polit­ics. If Obama­care were good policy it would sell it­self without in­creas­ing our debt by spend­ing mil­lions of dol­lars to pro­mote it.” (re­lease)

That’s one of Cas­sidy’s most force­ful state­ment on the law to date, and it marks a shift in tone for a cam­paign that’s been re­l­at­ively easy­going so far. But Cas­sidy’s state­ment also serves as a re­mind­er of his own health care le­gis­la­tion, which he has yet to spe­cific­ally ad­dress.
Sarah Mimms