Pelosi: Democrats Not Running On Obamacare; We're Running On Job Creation


REPORTER: You have been championing the benefits of the health care law for the last four years, but you don't see a lot of other Democrats celebrating the anniversary today. And in fact, some of the messaging the Democrats are running on this term is fixing the problems with the health care law since the rocky rollout.

Isn't the law proving to be more of a political liability for your party?

REP. NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): This isn't about politics; this is about the health of America. This is about standing tall as the country did on Social Security, Medicare, the Affordable Care Act. So this isn't -- we don't weigh its value as to what it means politically. We weigh its value as to what it means to the health/well-being, economic and health security of America's families.

I take issue -- I see these little things in the paper about this or that. But our members -- the story that you don't write or see, maybe because you're in Washington and our members are out in their districts. And as I travel, I see our members standing tall. As I said to you before, we're not running on this; we're running on what the American people want us to run on and that is job creation. Show us the jobs. Where are the jobs?

Why are we not here passing a jobs agenda incident 51 times having political nonsense on the floor of the House? But I'm very proud of our members. Yeah, any bill that is passed is no perfect. I wanted single-payer, I wanted a public option.

You know, I have some changes I would make myself. But as the implementation takes place, as we see improvements that can be made to any compromise, which the bill was, we will do that. But just because people say I don't want to repeal it but I do want to fix it doesn't mean they are walking away from it.

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