Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ‘Nothing’ Obama or I Said About Obamacare ‘Was Not True’
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) joined MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing on Tuesday where she insisted that “nothing” she or President Barack Obama said about the Affordable Care Act prior to its passage or implementation “was not true.”
“It has infuriated a lot of the 3 percent or so of Americans who actually can’t do that and, frankly, has upset a lot of the other people who felt misled,” Jansing said of Obama’s “keep your plan pledge.”
“Did the president, congresswoman, knowingly oversimplify this and provide an opening, frankly, for opponents of the ACA?” she asked.
Wasserman Schultz responded by taking a shot at insurance companies who “chose to change the plan that they were making available to people that they already insured in the individual market.”
“At the end of the day, most of those people who are having their plans transitioned will have better benefits for lower costs,” she continued. “All they have to do is go on the exchange and shop around, which arguably needs to be easier than it is now.”
“So, no,” Wasserman Schultz concluded. “There was nothing about what President Obama or that I or any other Democrat supporting the Affordable Care Act said that was not true.
Watch the clip below via MSNBC:
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