Does ObamaCare cover severe head trauma? Because this woman needs treatment, stat.
“It’s going to be a glorious thing,” Pelosi told reporters in a Monday conference call. “It’s about life, a healthier life, liberty, the freedom to pursue our happiness. It honors the vows of our founders. A person can follow his or her passion and not be chained by a policy, so they could start a business, be self-employed, change jobs. It’s a very, very exciting thing. And it’s about wellness and prevention. It’s about the health of America, not just the health care for Americans.”
Pelosi offered copious praise for the law in response a warning by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., that the law and problems associated it might hurt vulnerable Democrats up for re-election next year.
“The Democrats right now are feeling the weight of it,” Manchin said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “And it needs to turn around.”
A string of polls have shown the law is becoming increasingly unpopular because of the website problems, high premiums, high deductibles and limited health care choices associated with it.
Pelosi compared the law to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and said the transformative nature of the program meant it would require time to work out the initial glitches, which she said were nonetheless disappointing to the Democrats who voted to pass the law.
“We will ride this out,” Pelosi said.
As for the 2014 election, Pelosi said by then, the health care law would either help Democrats on the ballot or have no impact at all.
Most voters, Pelosi said, will not be focused on health care but rater the economy.
Voters will also be paying attention to gun control and immigration reform, Pelosi added.