Schumer: Obamcare will be ‘less bad’ than expected

There’s a ringing endorsement if there ever was one.

The speaker was the reliably hyperpartisan Democratic Senator from New York, Chuck Schumer. He was on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where he was interviewed by Huffo’s Sam Stein on the likely impact of the health care law on the 2014 midterms.

Here is the video. Transcript follows.

STEIN: Now, prior to this, health care spending had been on the decline. The question is was was that because of Obamacare or because of the sagging economy? I think we need to look ahead, the next couple months will be a big indication of whether or not health care spending is out of control.

For the Senator, I’m kind of curious along these lines. Where is Obamacare, politically, at this juncture? It tough to tell from the polls whether Democrats have gained any ground from the 8 million or so people who have enrolled. I’m curious how you feel the issue is going to play in November.

SCHUMER: Well, I think two things. I think it will be — the negatives will be somewhat lower, the positives will be somewhat higher. I’m not sure it will be a net positive, but I think it will be less bad.

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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