Debbie Wasserman Schultz can’t name a single problem with Obamacare

Debbie Wasserman Schultz can’t name a single problem with Obamacare

Whenever Republicans cite a problem with Obamacare, they are accused by the left of playing politics. This is nothing new. Last September just before the ill-fated rollout of Healthcare.gov, a writer at the Nation headlined an article “Republican Lawmakers Are Playing Politics With Human Lives.”

To listen to all the bellyaching from the Democrats, you’d think that their motives are as pure as the driven snow. When they tell you with false bravado, as Nancy Pelosi did last week, that the law is “a winner” because it’s “affordable, affordable, affordable, affordable, affordable,” we are to take them at their word. Never mind that by any available metric, the cost of health care has risen dramatically in the short time Obamacare has been the law of the land. In the world that Pelosi and her ilk inhabit, there is not a thing wrong with the law — and they aren’t just acting out of political expediency.

In fact, when Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was asked by Chuck Todd on MSNBC this morning whether she was a single problem with the law that she’d fix, she said no. Here is a video of the entire exchange.

Beginning at around 0:43, Schultz says:

I’m not saying that there aren’t problems, but — there are always going to be tics in a law that arise, and what we should be doing is working those out.

So to Schultz, the likelihood that residents of 49 states will experience an average increase in their premium payments of 41% is just a “tic.” Ditto for the government-mandated loss of health insurance coverage by 5 million American families.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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