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Dean: Republicans to Blame for Botched Obamacare Rollout

Howard Dean blamed both Republican lawmakers and governors for Obamacare’s woes since its online launch earlier this month. Dean complained that governors forced the Obama administration to implement a large federal exchange by refusing to create their own state-level exchanges.

“First off all, in fairness, you have to blame Republicans for some of this because they delayed everything they possibly could, threw as many monkey wrenches into the process as they could,” the former Vermont governor said on Morning Joe on Thursday.

“The problem is they shouldn’t have done a single-size-fits-all for the 36 states,” he continued. “Partly, I have to say, they had to do that because the Republican governors refused to accept exchanges.”

Dean went on to downplay the problems facing the websites, saying the glitches are “not big.”

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