David Plouffe: Obamacare Will Work in 2017


David Plouffe doesn’t want us to worry about Obamacare because it will really work well in 2017. In an appearance on This Week Sunday, he said it will ‘work really well’ when the states are running the exchanges and the fully expanded Medicaid.


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“This program was designed to be implemented by the states and in most of the states that are running their exchanges it’s going quite well,” Plouffe told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “You talked about Medicaid expansion. I think it’s just a fact, and it may take until 2017 when this president leaves office, you’re going to see almost every state in this country running their own exchanges eventually and expanding Medicaid. And I think it’ll work really well then.”

Plouffe also believes the president’s poll numbers will improve after Obamacare starts to work better.

“I think people trust this president. I think there have been numbers all over the place, but I’m confident in a few months from now, those trust numbers are going to come up,” Plouffe said.

People trust him? Just wait until people in employer-sponsored plans are dropped from their health insurance and lose their doctors or until Iran plays with us for several more months.

These political strategists lie all the time. If they say it enough, some will believe it.

Mr. Obama taped an interview with Barbara Walters last week and responded to her question about his plunging poll numbers by saying, they’ve been up and down but consistent throughout.

“But the good thing about when you’re down is that usually you got nowhere to go but up,” Obama added, according to excerpts released by ABC.

He’s wrong. He can definitely go down lower and he will.

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