Dem admits: Passing Obamacare without GOP ‘one of the worst things’

A House Democrat admitted Tuesday morning that passing Obamacare into law in 2010 without a single Republican vote was one of the worst things Congress could do, but said regardless that it’s now time for Republicans and Democrats to come together to fix the law. I think one of the worst things that happened on the Affordable Care Act is that it was all Democrats, said Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., on CNN. Republicans and Democrats have got to start working together. Democrats in 2010 didn’t hesitate to pass the law over universal objections from Republicans, and President Obama to this day argues that the bill already included several Republican ideas that the GOP suddenly rejected. Dingell wasn’t in office when it passed, but her husband, retired Rep. John Dingell, was. Republicans have said there was no compromise at all in the process, and that the process was one in which Democrats debated with each other over how best to give the federal government a broad, new role in people’s healthcare.

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