NRSC - Jeanne Shaheen's Legacy: ObamaCare

Jeanne Shaheen's Legacy: ObamaCare

It wasn't long ago that Democrats swore that they were looking forward to campaigning on ObamaCare in 2014. They swore that they'd own ObamaCare and that it'd be a political strength.  Not anymore!

The new game plan for Democrats on the ballot is to pretend that they aren't responsible for the train wreck. Don't take our word for it. "They shouldn’t own responsibility for problems with the law or its implementation,” one Democratic Party operative told Politico. The good news for Republicans? They could only get away with such a laughable strategy if the majority of voters opposed to ObamaCare let them. They can only get away with it if the media lets them.

Just this morning, Kaiser Health News reports, that thousands of consumers are receiving cancellation notices because of ObamaCare - shocking many consumers who believed President Barack Obama’s promise that people could keep their plans if they liked them. "Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies."  CNN reports that others are coping with ObamaCare sticker shock. "Some people trolling for insurance on the exchanges are questioning why Obamacare is called the 'Affordable' Care Act. Many who were uninsured before are feeling forced to buy pricey insurance they don't want. Others who had bare-bones individual plans are seeing the premium prices soar because the Obamacare plans are more comprehensive."

Today President Obama is claiming that he too is frustrated by HIS signature law.  He's blaming others for its problems.  We expect every Democratic Senator and candidate running for reelection to follow suit.  They will express faux frustration just like the President, but the reality is that Jeanne Shaheen is responsible for this train wreck. Jeanne Shaheen owns all of the glitches, all of the cost increases, all of the broken promises. ObamaCare is HER mistake. It's HER legacy.