Franken: Voters Should Be Mad At Republicans for Obamacare

Thursday on CNN’s “The Lead,” while discussing the increasing costs of the Affordable Care Act referred to as Obamacare, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) said voters should be mad at “Republican officeholders” who refused to do anything other than vote to repeal Obamacare. Partial transcript as follows: JAKE TAPPER: Let me ask you on the subject of Obamacare, one of my relatives in Minnesota, a constituent of yours, voted for Obama four years ago, saw her health premiums sky rocket. I know it’s a problem in Minnesota. As a result, she voted for Trump. How much do you think Obamacare might have ultimately hurt Hillary Clinton? SEN. AL FRANKEN: I think that hurt. I think a number of things hurt. Look, that is about the exchanges, so your relative is probably getting her health care through the exchanges, and this is something that people have a right to be mad about, but the people they should be mad at, really, are Republican officeholders who refused to do anything other than vote to repeal the ACA, refused to — made it more difficult for insurance companies to be in the market by — this gets down to the weeds, the risk corridors.