One of President Obama’s strongest health care advocates in Congress, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is advocating for changes to Obamacare, counseling Democrats that “we must not treat every minute provision in the law as sacred.”
In a move that might surprise many in her party, Wasserman Schultz, who is also the head of the Democratic National Committee, said the Obamacare supporters currently fighting GOP demands to defund the health care act “should be open to suggestions for improving the law.”
Wasserman also stated Obamacare nears implementation, problems might arise that could undermine the public’s perception of and participation in the law and Washington should move fast to fix it. “We’re at a critical juncture of the implementation of Obamacare,” she wrote. “If people find the exchanges too cumbersome or confusing, enrollment will suffer, as will public perception of the law.”
Wasserman Schultz called on the GOP and others to offer alternatives and for those interested in changing Obamacare to suggest fixes, even if the ideas are from foreign governments.