Many leading Democrats say they want to “fix” the Affordable Care Act. “I think what most Americans want us to do is not repeal Obamacare, which is what our Republican colleagues are focused on, but fix it,” said Sen. Charles Schumer on “Meet the Press” on Dec. 22. “The president is working to fix it; we are working in the Senate to fix it; we urge our Republican colleagues to join us in fixing it.”
Sounds good. But what, precisely, are Democrats on Capitol Hill doing to fix Obamacare? The answer is not much.
“It’s just a talking point,” says a GOP Senate aide of Schumer’s claim. (A Schumer spokesman did not respond to requests for comment.)
“No Democratic fixes jump out,” says a GOP House aide. “Seems like all they want to do is continue delaying portions of the law to insulate themselves against the political fallout.”