Obama: GOP Going Through ‘Stages of Grief’ Accepting Obamacare Success

President Barack Obama spoke to the press on Thursday where he revealed that over 8 million have signed up for private insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s private insurance exchanges. When asked by a reporter if it was possible in the present political environment to pass fixes for the law’s flaws, the president said it was but only after the Republican Party goes through the “stages of grief” before accepting the law as a permanent feature of American life.

Obama said that it would be possible to pass changes to the ACA, but that would “require a change in attitude on the part of the Republicans.”

“The challenge we have is that if we have certain members in the Republican Party whose view is, making it work better is a concession to me,” the president continued. “I recognize that their party has gone through the stages of grief. Right? Anger, and denial, and all that stuff. And we’re not at acceptance yet.”

Obama said that eventually Republicans will come to terms with the law and work to make it better rather than to repeal it entirely.

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