On Fox News Sunday, the Democrat-aligned Senator Angus King (I-ME) told host Chris Wallace that “there’s no such thing as Obamacare.”
When Wallace gave King an opportunity to comment on Senator John Barrasso’s (R-WY) statement that many doctors and hospitals are not included in Obamacare, King dismissed the criticism as invalid, arguing that the blame falls entirely on private insurance companies and that Obamacare didn’t technically exist.
Here’s the exchange:
Wallace: Two points if I may, sir. One, then why is Harry Reid saying he's not going to allow a vote on the fixes? And, two, speak directly and briefly—because we're about to run out of time—to Senator Barrasso's comment about the fact that a lot of doctors, a lot of hospitals are being excluded by what Obamacare is offering.
King: Now, now that's a big... There’s no such thing as Obamacare. You can't sign up for Obamacare. You sign up for an Anthem policy, or an Aetna policy, or a WellPoint policy. It's private insurance...
Over the weekend Bill Clinton encouraged Democrats to not run from a fight. King appears not to have gotten the memo.
H/T The Weekly Standard.