Senate majority leader Harry Reid took a different tack than House Democratic whip Steny Hoyer, digging in on the claim that Americans can keep their existing health-care plans under Obamacare and blaming insurance companies for any canceled plans.
President Obama “didn’t say anything that was wrong. That’s true,” Reid said when asked whether Obama’s promises that Americans could keep their current health-care plans were misleading.
Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia took a different view. Manchin said he was surprised at how many people’s plans were being canceled and said the problem needed to be fixed.
When asked if Obama’s repeated promises were misleading, Manchin seemed to be grappling with the extent of the deception.
Meanwhile, Senator Max Baucus of Montana, one of the chief architects of the health-care law, essentially ducked questions about whether he knew millions of Americans would be kicked off their current health-care plans.
“I think the main focus should be, let’s fix it. After we get it fixed . . . we can start worrying about what went wrong,” Baucus said.