White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that President Barack Obama is “not concerned” about political fallout from the Affordable Care Act because he’s confident the law will ultimately be politically beneficial to his allies.
Carney said the president is focused on delivering on the law’s promises and is “not concerned about the politics of that.”
His remarks came on the heels of a two-hour meeting among Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and a group of Senate Democrats worried that problems with the rollout of the health care law could damage their chances for re-election next November, Politico reported.
Carney said Obama is not ignoring the politics of the situation. But that he thinks “access to affordable, quality healthcare . . . is a policy that makes for good politics. That’s why he’s focused on good policy and he believes that, from that, supporters can take heart.”