In an interview with the liberal Vox site's Sarah Kliff, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi could not name one thing wrong with Obamacare.
Double-digit and triple-digit increases in premiums?
Sky high deductibles?
Insurers dropping plans?
Lying about keeping your doctor?
Nothing wrong with Obamacare that a little messaging could not cure. ("The fact is that if I had to fault myself, I would say I should not have trusted that other people were going to be the message piece while we were doing policy. We're in the foxhole; we're in the trenches fighting the fight. We need their cover.")
Sarah Kliff: "I have a question that I asked the president that I was really interested in his answers. I was curious to ask you as well. What part of the health care law has overperformed expectations, done better than expected, and what part do you feel has underperformed and really not been as robust as you would have liked?"
Nancy Pelosi: "The three pillars, the three principles that I said that we have to find common ground on on all — lowering cost, increasing access, and improving the package — it has absolutely done beautifully in all three of those areas. The part, I don’t know, the negative part, I can’t think of anything like that.
"The whole thing of the fight on it is something that will give us a chance to have people to take a second look. Take a second look at the Affordable Care Act. Think about what it means to you. Purge yourself of whether you like President Obama or not. They named it Obamacare as a derogatory term. We embrace it as a positive term. In any case, we see this as a chance for them to take a second look at it. This is what it means to you if you have a preexisting condition, if you have a child under 26, 26 and under, if you're a woman, and the rest. Women have so much to lose in this."
I like how men don't matter to Democrats. It's always how it affects women, never about men.
The whole interview is here.
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