Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz declared Thursday that her constituents do not believe that the costs of Obamacare are too high.
During an interview with the former head of the Democratic National Committee on CNN’s “New Day,” host Poppy Harlow noted that premiums in Florida rose by more than 19 percent this year.
“You know these families, they write to you, they call you, they say, ‘We can’t afford this,’ ” Harlow began.
Wasserman Schultz interjected, “No, that’s not actually what they’re saying in my state.”
“You’ve had no constituents say this is too expensive?” Harlow asked.
“Look, people vote with their feet,” Wasserman Schultz replied. “And what that means is that when something is too expensive, they walk away.” She added that Florida has had the most people sign up for plans under the Affordable Care Act.
“Trumpcare would be a disaster for my state,” she continued, referring to the House Republicans’ legislation to replace Obamacare.
“You haven’t heard from any constituents who say this is getting too expensive?” Harlow pressed.
Wasserman Schultz replied that “there are people who always complain that health care is too expensive.”
“Of course, we always want to get a handle on health care costs,” she added. “But what we don’t need to do in order to achieve that is take health care away from millions and millions of people.”
(H/T: Washington Free Beacon)