DNC Chair: ‘Democrats Will Not Revolt’ Against Obamacare (VIDEO)

Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Thursday that her Democratic colleagues in the House “will not revolt” against the Affordable Care Act by voting for a Republican proposal that would allow people to keep their current insurance plans.

Wasserman Schultz said during an appearance on CNN’s “New Day” that House Democrats will stand “in unity to continue to support fully implementing the Affordable Care Act,” rather than support House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton’s (R-MI) “Keep Your Health Plan Act.” The Florida congresswoman argued that Upton’s legislation is no remedy.

“Let me just correct the record. One: The vote tomorrow on the [Rep. Fred] Upton bill in the House of Representatives would go much further than simply allowing people to keep their plan if they like it,” Wasserman Schultz said. 

“What it would do is actually allow new policies to be sold that would allow insurance companies to drop people or deny them coverage for pre-existing conditions, allow insurance companies to charge women double just for being women, allow the annual caps to be … re-added again, where the Obamacare legislation prohibits it. So it would set up two completely different tracks and further undermine the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Democrats will not revolt tomorrow.”

White House officials received an earful Wednesday from House Democrats, who reportedly warned that they will have no choice but to support Upton’s bill unless the administration offers a viable alternative.


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