House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) credited the spirit of Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) with saving ObamaCare at the Supreme Court today.
“I knew that when he left us, he would go to heaven and help pass the bill and now I know he was busily at work until this decision came down inspiring one way or another and now he can rest in peace,” Pelosi told reporters today. “His dream for America’s families has become a reality.”
She said she spoke to Vicki and Patrick Kennedy this morning and thanked them for the late senator’s push for healthcare reform.
“The president has said himself on numerous occasions that the individual mandate is not a tax. Do you think the individual mandate in the health care law is a tax?” the first reporter asked Pelosi.
“Call it what you will, it is a step forward for America’s families,” Pelosi said. “…That’s what’s really important to people. Technical terms, that’s for us here. What means something the American people is what it does to them.”