The Blog

Democrat Says Bill to Grandfather In Canceled Insurance Plans Reminds Her of 'Whiners'

2:03 PM, Jul 30, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Widget tooltip
Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts

A Democratic congresswoman told her colleagues at a House hearing Wednesday morning that the debate over a bill that would grandfather in otherwise canceled group plans under the Affordable Care Act reminded her of a comedy skit about "whiners."

"I don't know how many of you recall years ago on Saturday Night Live, there was a segment entitled, 'The Whiners.'" said Anna Eshoo of California. "You know, they sat on the sofa and all they did was whine. They were a broken record. And I can't help but think of that segment on Saturday Night Live."

Watch the video below (the appropriate segment begins at around 16:10):

Here's an example of the SNL sketch to which Eshoo refers.

The text of the bill that Eshoo and her colleagues were discussing can be read here.

Recent Blog Posts

The Weekly Standard Archives

Browse 18 Years of the Weekly Standard

Old covers