Rep. Eshoo: GOP Should Stop 'Whining' About Obamacare Gutting HealthCare Plans

Posted: Jul 31, 2014 10:00 AM

My colleague Guy Benson previously posted about how Sen. Mark Pryor labeled the Obamacare horror stories as “anecdotal.” He also noted that California premiums are going through the roof.

Well, there’s another Democrat on the Hill that can be added to the list of Obamacare deniers; her name is Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), who said Republicans should stop “whining” about insurance plans cannibalized by Obamacare (via NRO):

“Your plan is whining. Your plan is suing the president and using taxpayer dollars,” Eshoo said to Republicans during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing as lawmakers debated a proposal by Representative Bill Cassidy (R., La.) to allow people to keep purchasing group plans currently available.

“I hope no more Saturday Night Live whining is brought up in legislation because it’s not attractive, it’s not truthful, and it really does not fit with the dignity of the American people,” Eshoo also said, referring to an old SNL sketch.

Eshoo argued that the Obamacare regulations that caused the plans to be cancelled improve on the old policies.

“I think that the benefits that come in the package as a result of reforming the health insurance industry, people care about that,” she said.

Representative Cory Gardner (R., Colo.), who is challenging Senator Mark Udall in the 2014 midterms, reminded Eshoo that “335,000 Coloradans had their health insurance plans cancelled thanks to Obamacare” even though President Obama had promised that people could keep their plans if they liked them.

Well, bravo, Congressman Gardner on that fine rebuttal. Since the Congresswoman is having some trouble remembering, President Obama made a promise to the American people that if they liked their plan, they could keep it – and broke it.