Federal Budget Battle Takes Center Stage on Senate Floor

ABC News' Tahman Bradley says Sen. Ted Cruz launched his own protest against "Obamacare."
2:24 | 09/25/13

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America this morning. Good morning everyone we begin with the federal budget battle taking center stage right now the senate floor. Just days away from the rollout of obamacare one conservative Republican senator -- his own all night -- -- in protest. ABC's -- -- Bradley has the latest from Washington good morning months. Good morning Diana good morning John as Republicans move to defund obamacare President Obama is fighting back. Even bringing in some help last night from the -- he -- his secretary of explaining stuff. President Obama brought in a big gun to sell Obama care. -- you have universal enrollment you can manager -- better and cut inflation. Former President Bill Clinton made the pitch with just a week left before one of the health care law's biggest changes goes into effect. On October 1 millions of Americans will be able to shop for coverage through insurance exchanges. The uninsured must sign on her face a penalty. Opponents of obamacare are worried that health care costs are about to skyrocket. I don't think -- Affordable Care Act does anything to lower cost overnight the Obama administration released new numbers on what the law will cost consumers they say about six in ten Americans without health insurance. May be able to find coverage for less than a hundred dollars a month. And premiums nationwide will be about 16%. -- than originally expected. Then most important thing obviously is just to get people enrolled in this. Many of the health care laws elements are already in effect children can remain on their parents' insurance until they're 26 and those with preexisting conditions are guaranteed coverage. But Republicans are sold on the senate floor a marathon speech by Tea Party Republican Ted crews and support of some -- funding obamacare. It's now late at night. I'm gonna venture to say most members of the United States senator home in bed asleep. While America. Lives that night. Senator crews and others are threatening to shut down the government in order to defund obamacare but the administration indicates those health exchanges will start next week. No matter what John. Already deceased mom -- -- in Washington for us thank you.

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