November 14th, 2013
08:06 AM ET

DNC Chair: "Democrats Will Not Revolt Tomorrow" Against Obamacare

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) denied that Democrats are going to revolt against President Obama tomorrow by voting for a bill by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI). Republicans are proposing the legislation as a remedy to allow people to keep their insurance plan if they were dropped as a result of Obamacare minimum standards. As the DNC Chair, Wasserman Schultz reiterated that she will push Democrats to campaign on the advantages of the Affordable Care Act, as evidenced by Governor Terry McAuliffe’s win in Virginia.

“Let me just correct the record. One: the vote tomorrow on the [Rep. Fred] Upton bill in the House of Representatives would go much further than simply allowing people to keep their plan if they like it,” Wasserman Schultz said. “What it would do is actually allow new policies to be sold that would allow insurance companies to drop people or deny them coverage for pre-existing conditions, allow insurance companies to charge women double just for being women, allow the annual caps to be… re-added again, where the Obamacare legislation prohibits it. So it would set up two completely different tracks and further undermine the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Democrats will not revolt tomorrow.”

She added, “Tomorrow when that legislation comes on the floor, I’m confident the Democrats are going to stand, as we have, in unity to continue to support fully implementing the Affordable Care Act. We do all believe that we should make sure that folks who like their plan can keep it. I know I’m confident that President Obama and his administration is working diligently to come up with a fix for that problem….”

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  1. Eileen Slade

    We need to support President Obama on the implementation of the ACA and do all we can to make it work for every American. That's it! End of story!

    November 15, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Reply
  2. Ed Daniels

    Anyone opposing the ACA needs to shut up and do what they are told to d, because Obama is smarter than everyone else, and if he lied, he lied because he cared and for people who care, lying is OK no matter what the situation. Obama is better than any of us and if he lied, he had good reason to lie. It's not like lying matters; lying is a good thing to do if you are smarter than other people. If you are smarter, then lying to help people is a good thing, nad Obama is the smartest person in the whole world, and lying is OK because the truth might annoy him and his followers, and the last thing anyone wants to do is annoy the smartest person in the world.

    November 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Reply

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