Dem Rep on Obamacare: We’re Trying to Change Country’s ‘Values System’

by Patrick Brennan

South Carolina Democratic congressman James Clyburn was forthright in laying out the motivation behind Obamacare: “If we were to look at what we were attempting to do with the Affordable Health Care Act [sic], you will know that what we’re trying to do is change a values system in our country.”

He argued, on CNN’s State of the Union this morning, that America was ready for the change, too, and any resistance reflects practical problems, not fundamental ones: “This is a rollout problem, not a values problem.”