Wasserman Schultz on Rising Obamacare Costs: ‘There Are People Who Always Complain Health Care Is too Expensive’


Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) on Thursday defended rising costs under Obamacare, telling CNN's Poppy Harlow there will always be people who "complain" that health care is too expensive.

Harlow said that insurance companies have pulled out of the Affordable Care Act's exchanges in Florida because it is too expensive, giving residents less health care options under the law.

"You have had some of the basic providers, insurance companies pulling out, but really, you haven't heard–" Harlow said before Wasserman Schultz cut in.

"We still have a choice," said Wasserman Schultz, former chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Harlow then asked if her constituents have lodged any complaints about the increase in costs.

"You haven't heard from any constituents who say this is getting too expensive?" Harlow asked.

Wasserman Schultz responded that there are people "who always complain" about health insurance being too expensive, even under Obamacare.

"There are people who always complain that health care is too expensive," she said.

UPDATE 3:15 P.M.: This post was updated to write that Poppy Harlow was the CNN host interviewing Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, not Alisyn Camerota, as was originally published.

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Chandler Gill is a Media Analyst for the Free Beacon. Before joining the Free Beacon, she interned at the Heritage Foundation. Chandler went to Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied Political Science. She was raised in Wassenaar, The Netherlands. In her free time, Chandler enjoys reading and walking around the D.C. area. Her twitter handle is @chandlergillDC.

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