Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) and Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel talk with Candy about the effects of Obamacare.
"State of The Union" panel discusses the current political message in Washington, including healthcare and immigration.
President Obama has said over and over that if you like your health care you can keep it. In a heated exchange, Rep. John Fleming (R-LA), a family physician, and Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, an oncologist and an architect of Obamacare, debated the quality and access to health care under the Affordable Care Act.
“Almost a million Americans have…had their insurance canceled just in the last few weeks,” said Rep. Fleming. Emanuel countered that “those insurance plans are not worth the paper they're written on.”
Candy talks with Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel and Congressman John Fleming about the Obamacare rollout.
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Chairman of the House Select Intelligence Committee, said he’s concerned about the level of security in the Obamacare website, and that the private information of people who apply for healthcare through the federal exchanges could be at risk.
Though he raised his concerns at a hearing last week, today he told Candy Crowley that he’s “even more concerned today than I was even last week.”
He also warned that there may be only one way to fix the problem – start over completely.
If the Texan Senator’s 21 hour filibuster in September was an effort to raise money for the Senate Conservative Fund, which helps Tea Party challengers defeat GOP incumbents and raised $2.1 million in September, Senator Ted Cruz is denying it. “It’s nonsense,” he said Sunday.
“I’m not interested in playing that game,” said Cruz, who received a hero’s welcome from his constituents in Texas Saturday. “I understand you want to draw me into the back and forth,” he told CNN’s Dana Bash in San Antonio, “and that’s fun to cover,” but “this is a deliberate strategy” that encourages the media to “cover this like it’s a Hollywood gossip column.”
Cruz, who denied choosing sides against his own colleagues, told Bash on State of the Union that “what I’m choosing sides with is the American people.” Cruz said Obamacare is indefensible, “they don’t want to talk about the substance of Obamacare.” That’s why the strategy in Washington now “is to change the topic,” he said.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R) Texas on defunding Obamacare, GOP politics and whether he will run for the presidency in 2016.
Panel debates future of health care law.
Michigan congressman Justin Amash says the health care law should not go forward.
"State of the Union's" panel talks about the House taking its 37th vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.