Obamacare Friends, Foes Comment on 'Mess-Ups'

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 07:51 PM

By Greg Richter

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News that fewer than 27,000 people had signed up for health insurance through the troubled HealthCare.gov website surprised few, if any, in Washington on Wednesday.

"Just another day in a series of mess-ups in Obamacare," Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., said on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., told Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto"  that a GOP fix was discussed at a Wednesday luncheon, and she expects it to be introduced soon.

"Healthcare was a private property right that we owned," Bachmann said. "Now the government wants to own our private property. It's not working so well. Likely not going to get any better."

Bob Beckel, resident liberal on Fox News Channel's discussion show "The Five,"  said the mainstream media has joined the right-wing media in "bludgeoning" Obamacare.

"I don't know of one reporter, save [Ed] Schultz on MSNBC, who's now defending this," Beckel said. "The Amen Corner's not there."

Schultz said Tuesday on his show that the mainstream media wants Obamacare to fail, saying they pick out stories of people losing health insurance over those who are benefiting.

"The irony of it is, President [Barack] Obama has just lost his health coverage," Beckel's co-host Greg Gutfeld said. "He's lost the coverage by the media and by the Democrats who have basically covered his butt over Obamacare."

Meanwhile, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is retreating from her early endorsement of Obamacare and the president's promise that people could keep plans they like.

"I don't think anyone's satisfied, including the president of the United States," she told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

"No bill is passed when it's perfect," she said, pointing to Social Security and Medicaid Part D. "Why are we fighting about not being able to fix this when we've had to fix almost everything that we've done?"

Landrieu read Obama's pledge that people could keep their plans from the Senate floor in December 2009. Blitzer asked her Wednesday if she, like Obama, would like to apologize for the statement.

She declined, saying that she understood it to be true at the time. Now, she is introducing legislation to let people keep their plans if they want to. Landrieu faces re-election in a conservative state in 2014.

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