The Corner

Wasserman Schultz’s Book: Obamacare Not Sacred

While still condemning “fear mongering” about Obamacare, Debbie Wasserman Schultz encourages Democrats to consider changes to the health-care law in her upcoming book, For the Next Generation: A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nation’s Problems. The Democratic National Committee chairwoman has been one of the law’s fiercest defenders since its passing, accusing its critics of engaging in McCarthyism​; earlier this week, she penned a Politico op-ed labeling to GOP’s efforts to get rid of Obamacare a “reckless stunt.”

But in her book Wasserman Schultz strikes a different tone, writing “that engagement [about possible changes] certainly should include past critics of the law.” According to the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard, the Florida representative tells Democrats that they “must not treat every minute provision in the law as sacred.”

“In short, [the solution is] wonky, requiring intensive study and critical thinking rather than simple sound bites from the campaign stump,” Wasserman Schultz explains.

For the Next Generation is due to be released October 15.

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