Monday, May 06, 2013

Senate Republicans - Dems: Obamacare Is A Disaster

May 06 2013

Dems: Obamacare Is A Disaster

Growing Chorus Of 'Very Concerned' Democrats Decry Obamacare 'Train Wreck,' Even President Obama Acknowledges 'Glitches And Bumps'


PRESIDENT OBAMA: "The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare… there'll still be, you know, glitches and bumps. And there will be stories that can be written that says, 'Oh, look, this thing's, you know, not working…'" (President Obama, Press Briefing, 4/30/13)

Dems: 'It's Going To Be A Train Wreck,' 'It'll Just Simply Get Worse'

SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): 'Max said unless we implement this properly it's going to be a train wreck, and I agree with him.' "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says he shares colleagues' concerns that the Affordable Care Act could become a 'train wreck' if it's not implemented properly. … 'Max said unless we implement this properly it's going to be a train wreck, and I agree with him,' Reid said…" ("Reid: More Funding Needed To Prevent Obamacare From Becoming 'Train Wreck,'" The Hill, 5/1/13)

SEN. MAX BAUCUS (D-MT): "I just tell you, I just see a huge train wreck coming down." (Finance Committee, U.S. Senate, Hearing, 4/17/13)

SEN. RON WYDEN (D-OR): "There is reason to be very concerned about what's going to happen with young people. If their (insurance) premiums shoot up, I can tell you, that is going to wash into the United States Senate in a hurry." ("Obamacare Is On The Horizon, But Will Enough People Sign Up?" Reuters, 5/5/13)

SEN. BEN CARDIN (D-MD): "…said he told White House officials on Thursday that he was concerned about big rate increases being sought by the largest health insurer in his state." ("Democratic Senators Tell White House Of Concerns About Health Care Law Rollout," New York Times, 4/26/13)

SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN (D-NH): "We are hearing from a lot of small businesses in New Hampshire that do not know how to comply with the law..." ("Democratic Senators Tell White House Of Concerns About Health Care Law Rollout," New York Times, 4/26/13)

SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-WV): "I'm of the belief that the ACA is probably the most complex piece of legislation ever passed by United States Congress… it worries me, because it is so complicated. And if it isn't done right the first time, it'll just simply get worse." (Finance Committee, U.S. Senate, Hearing, 4/19/13)

REP. AMI BERA (D-CA): 'Very concerned' "'We have one chance to get this right,' Bera told The Bee's editorial board. 'If this fails and blows up, it is probably another decade if not longer before health care and we don't have another decade.' As a former chief medical officer for Sacramento County and an assistant dean at UC Davis medical school, Bera, an Elk Grove Democrat, might have a few suggestions about Obamacare's impending roll-out. 'I'm moderately to very concerned,' Bera said." ("Ami Bera Dings Obama Administration For Rollout Of Affordable Care Act," The Sacramento Bee, 5/1/13)

"…House Democrats have raised concerns in a closed-door meeting with HHS's Mike Hash that the administration needs to step up its efforts to get the public informed about the health law, according to sources who were in the room." ("House Democrats Voice Health Law Implementation Concerns To HHS," Politico Pro, 4/26/13)
  • REP. LLOYD DOGGETT (D-TX): "It's a big task and I'm concerned about it…" ("House Democrats Voice Health Law Implementation Concerns To HHS," Politico Pro, 4/26/13)
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