Some Democrats may have distanced themselves from Obamacare, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admits, but for the most part, there are a “couple hundred” Democrats in the House who are proud of what has been accomplished.
“We are celebrating the fact that we have over 7 million signed up,” Pelosi told CNN “State of the Union” host Candy Crowley Sunday. In addition, she contended, Democrats are proud of the additional 3.1 million young adults who have been able to get on their parents’ health insurance policies, along with the 5 million who have been signed up on Medicaid, bringing the numbers of people with “affordable” insurance to nearly 15 million.
“It’s really pretty exciting,” Pelosi, D-Calif., told Crowley. “We are very proud of what we have accomplished.”
She admitted there are “a few” Democrats distancing themselves, “but that’s the exception.”
“Democrats embrace the Affordable Care Act,” she said. “We’re very proud of it.”
Pelosi contended some of those people, not naming names, weren’t “there to vote for the bill.”
The California lawmaker was also quick to dismiss claims made this past week by two former members of the Obama administration, Robert Gibbs and Hillary Clinton, who question whether the Obamacare employer mandate will become a reality.