Yes, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) now “regrets” passing Obamacare in ’09.
He does not regret that millions of people lost their health insurance.
He does not regret the massive fraud that was perpetrated on the American people.
No, he says he regrets the “timing.”
Memo to Chucky Schumer: You regret that you may lose your job in ’16.
Schumer said the health care law, popularly known as Obamacare, is “very important” but the timing was wrong, and was not at the “top of the agenda” of the American people.
“We were in the middle of recession. … People were hurting and said ‘What about me? I’m losing my job,’” said Schumer, who spoke as the Democratic Policy Chairman on why his Party was defeated in the 2014 mid-term elections by Republicans.
“Like I said, about 85 percent of all Americans were fine with their health care in 2009, mainly because it was paid for by either the government or their employer – private sector,” said Schumer. “And so the average middle-class voter, they weren’t opposed to doing health care when it started out but it wasn’t at the top of the agenda.”
“Don’t get me wrong,” Schumer also said. “I think it’s a good bill [Obamacare] and I’m proud to have voted for it.”
“But, it should have come later,” said the senator….
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Aaron Goldstein: American Spectator — Schumer’s Obamacare Mea Culpa & What It Means for 2016
Philip Klein: Washington Examiner — New York Times makes the case for fully repealing Obamacare