Roberts’ false claims on this have been refuted by fact checking reporters. The claim in Roberts’ commercial is actually refuted by the very article he cites in the ad.
The fact is, Greg would have voted no on Obamacare. When the Massachusetts Senate race became a referendum on Obamacare in 2012, Greg contributed $2,000 to Scott Brown, who pledged to be the deciding vote against the ACA.
Here is what Greg has said on the issue:
"We had a national crisis in health care before the Affordable Care Act passed, and that crisis still exists today. But instead of playing political games with this issue as Republicans and Democrats in Congress have done, I believe we need to focus on what Washington can actually do to ensure that healthcare is affordable for all Americans.
It’s clear that with the Affordable Care Act the Congress simply expanded a broken system, one that rewards providers for more tests and procedures rather than for better outcomes for individuals. We have to change that way of thinking, alter the incentives to providers to reward quality not quantity of care, and ensure that our government as the largest purchaser of healthcare in the country is prudent with the dollars it spends."
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