What a ringing endorsement of the greatest policy trainwreck in American history: It might work well four years from now. That’ll do wonders for Obama’s awesome legacy, huh?
President Obama’s former campaign manager on Sunday said it may be years until ObamaCare is working “really well.”
David Plouffe said on ABC’s “This Week” that ObamaCare was designed to be implemented by the states.
“And in most of the states [it] is going quite well. You talked about Medicaid expansion. I think it’s just a fact, and it may take until 2017 when this president leaves office, you’re going to see almost every state in this country running their own exchanges eventually and expanding Medicaid. And I think it’ll work really well, then,” he said.
The Obama administration on Sunday said HealthCare.gov was workable for the vast majority of users, a standard that will be tested as millions of people flood the site in the next three weeks.
“You see the interest out there … people want healthcare,” Plouffe said. “They’re going to be able to get healthcare.”
Except nobody can get it yet. But hey, they’ll at least get a whole lot of inane happy talk.
“So, if the website is working … people will tell their siblings or they’ll talk their brothers, or sisters or their friends, say I went on, it was pretty easy, I got healthcare. I’m happy with the plan. So, this is going to be something that person to person is going to get fixed or not. And I think what you’re beginning to see is the interest is spiking, because the interest is out there. People just need an easy experience and it hasn’t been easy,” he added.
NBC, meanwhile, washed down their Thanksgiving talking point with a fair and balanced episode of Meet the Depressed.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) December 1, 2013