- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Democratic National Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz defended President Obama’s health care overhaul Tuesday by saying she’d “take the difference” between the Democratic position on the subject over the Republican one heading into the midterm elections.

Mrs. Wasserman Schultz said Democrats are focused on turning their voters out “and we’re focused on making sure that we can promote the Democratic agenda, which includes that there’s a contrast between Democrats, who want to make sure that people with preexisting conditions can continue to not worry about being dropped or denied coverage for a preexisting condition, young adults can stay on their parents’ insurance until they are 26.”

“Seniors that I stand on line behind before the Affordable Care Act became law, who, when five or six prescriptions come to the counter, they have to leave two or three behind because they couldn’t afford to take them all home because of the coverage gap before Obamacare,” she said at an event at the National Press Club. “I will take the difference between a Republican candidate who wants to take all that away from those folks and Democratic candidates who think that those benefits should remain.”

Mrs. Wasserman Schultz also dismissed Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus’s prediction of a “tsunami-type” GOP wave in the fall that he made at a separate event Tuesday morning.

“Well, I really hope that my counterpart remains bullish and believes Democrats are in the dumps,” she said. “They were predicting up to hours before the polls closed on election day in 2012 that we would all be inaugurating President Mitt Romney, too. So their prediction accuracy isn’t exactly on the mark of late.”

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