Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, threw President Barack Obama’s failed healthcare law under the bus Wednesday, claiming it suffers from “serious blemishes” and “serious deficiencies.”
“Ultimately … the reality is the Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable for an increasing number of people,” he said, as reported by the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “We’re going to need both state and federal governments to step in and do what they need to do to remedy these problems.”
“It’s a very serious problem,” he added.
“The Affordable Care Act has many good features to it,” Dayton continued, “but it’s got some serious blemishes right now and serious deficiencies.”
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According to local news station WCCO, Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt was pleased, to say the least, that the Democrat governor had finally admitted the truth about Obamacare.
“I think it’s a good step that the governor is now admitting that most Minnesotans can’t afford this,” he said.
“And I think that’s a good first step to us now being able to work together to take some action to fix this so that we can find a solution that will get Minnesotans the health coverage they need at a cost they can afford.”
Minnesota Republican Party chairman Keith Downey was not as cheerful, noting that state Republicans have long “tried to pass amendments to the legislation,” but to no avail.
Apparently, much like their peers across the nation, Minnesota Democrats had to learn their lesson the hard way — the really, really hard way — by observing as their constituents were crushed by forever-rising healthcare premiums.
And it is only going to get worse, with premiums slated to rise by 50 and 67 percent for the upcoming year.
The citizens of Minnesota are, for a lack of better words, screwed …
When it comes time to elect a new round of leaders, I hope these folks remember who put them in this mess in the first place!