Axelrod: 'Bumps in the Road ... Have to Make Adjustments Along the Way'
11:06 AM, Jul 3, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
David Axelrod weighed in on the Obamacare delay for big business:
"First of all, I'd say that a lot of those Republicans, all those Republicans, were very quiet when, for example, California came in with its rates on the new exchange that they're going to set up and they came in at about half of what had been predicted. So the rates are far lower than people originally forecast. That was a great triumph for the Affordable Care Act and there was a deafening silence from the critics of the program, and that's the way it's going to be. I think one of the great obstacles here is that there are a lot of folks who want to see this fail and are eager to jump on these kinds of stories. I think that you know, the nature of these programs, the history of these programs, big social programs is that they come online at fits and starts, there are bumps in the road, you have to make adjustments along the way. ultimately when history looks back at them, we say that was the right thing to do. I think that's the way it's going to be with the Affordable Care Act."
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