Pelosi’s Fix for Obamacare is VA-style Health Care
If you love the VA scandal, you’ll love Nancy Pelosi’s solution to fix Obamacare.
Townhall’s Guy Benson reports:
Democrats find themselves torn between two O-Care narratives, which exist in tension with one another. Safe liberals like Pelosi can cheerfully indulge the delusion of Obamacare’s glittering success, while more vulnerable members and candidates seek refuge in the “fix it, don’t nix it” camp. In a nod to reality, Pelosi acknowledges there may be some elements to “improve upon”…
PELOSI: I had some of my own suggestions that I couldn’t get through in the first round…
KLEIN: How would you like to see it improved?
PELOSI: Well of course I wanted single-payer, and I wanted a public option. But that not being in the mix, uh, you have to prioritize what it is you want to get over the finish line. And now let’s refine and improve — and some of that relates to how it is implemented, so you see how it is implemented.
The phrase “first round” is telling. Obamacare has never been the end game for elite lefties, and they haven’t been especially shy about saying so — even though they occasionally squeal about “smears” if you read back their own verbatim quotes. Pelosi understands that a full-blown government system isn’t “in the mix” at the moment, so she concedes that settling for Statist incrementalism is the only viable path forward.
Here’s Pelosi’s comment from an exchange with Ezra Klein:
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