I could not believe that Dianne Feinstein had said this, in response to Bob Schaffer’s pointing out that the President kept telling us that if we liked our plans, we could keep our plans:
Well, as I understand it, you can keep it up to the time — and I hope this is correct, but this is what I’ve been told — up to the time the bill was enacted, and after that, it’s a different story. I think that part of it, if true, was never made clear.
…(bolding mine) but, yeah, she did:
But here’s the interesting thing; Senator Feinstein said this a little bit afterward.
I think it has to be said: [healthcare.gov] is a very large, major priority, and if it can get up and running it can be, I think, a very positive thing.
…”If.” Senator Feinstein is not the only top Democrat worrying about that. Senator Dick Durbin (via… can’t remember who, sorry):
Asked how [healthcare.gov] would affect Senate Democratic candidates in 2014, the No. 2 Senate Democrat said: “If it’s fixed, and when it’s fixed, that will decide whether the issue is a big issue next year.”
Again, bolding mine. One wonders what briefings the Senate Democratic caucus actually got.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: Ed Driscoll has a definite point, here: there are all sorts of mines in this field, and the administration seems to have lost the map.