Three Democrats — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Tim Walz and Rep. Collin Peterson, held a townhall this week. As anyone might expect, the subject of Obamacare came up. Four years after passing that bill into law, the Democrats still don’t have good answers for it. A constituent asks why, despite Democrat promises that premiums would go down $2500 per family, that hasn’t happened.
The Democrats laugh. Then the two men at the table hand off the mic to Sen. Klobuchar. Take a look. The Obamacare discussion came after a discussion of the ag bill.
The question: “I thought the Affordable Care Act would save $2500 per family. What happened?”
After Sen. Klobuchar and Rep. Walz looked at each other, laughter broke out in the room.
Rep. Peterson quickly picked up the microphone to say, “I voted ‘no’, so I’ll let these guys handle that,” to the applause of the crowd.
Even in Minnesota, a Democrat can earn applause by saying he voted against Obamacare.
At the end of the clip, Walz pushes the old Democrat line that while things are bad now, the old system was worse. That’s not true, though. Before Obamacare, about 85% of Americans were happy with their healthcare. Even about 50% of the uninsured were find with where they were.
h/t David Freddoso