Andrea Mitchell: Obamacare Delays ‘Undermine Case’ Against GOP

On the fourth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell denounced the multiple repeal efforts, but also cautioned a Meet the Press panel that the bill’s numerous delays in implementations had hobbled President Barack Obama’s ability to focus the GOP House on fixing rather than repealing the law.

“That is one thing that undermines his case against the Republicans in Congress,” Mitchell said. “What he has said is, fix the problems, and they did these endless, useless votes to try to eliminate the law — which they knew they weren’t going to win, that was all symbolic. But for him to now be unilaterally saying, ‘Well, we’re not going to implement this and that,’ I think it does undermine his case.”

“He issued a statement today saying this is the fourth anniversary and costs have come down,” Mitchell continued. “Some of those costs would have come down in any case because of the continuing slow recovery.”

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