Herman Cain slams Obamacare rebranding: ‘People are not as stupid as the administration thinks they are’

Brendan Bordelon Contributor
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Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told Fox News that President Obama’s push to remarket his failing health-care law “is not going to work.”

“People are not as stupid as the administration thinks they are,” he told the network’s Bill Hemmer. “And here’s the other thing that’s wrong with that, Bill: These cancellation notices are not theory. They hit real people in very personal ways.”

“And when real people have been hit in terms of cancellations of their health insurance premiums or increases — if they take the new so-called standard — that’s very real,” he continued. “So the rhetoric and the remarketing and the rebranding, I don’t believe is going to work at all this time around.”

President Obama is currently on a nationwide tour designed to renew public confidence in Obamacare and his administration following a disastrous rollout. While the White House insists Obamacare is on the road to recovery, Cain thinks the worst is yet to come.

HEMMER: Then take it past December, take it into 2014. what happens to the law?

CAIN: The best thing that could happen is that the president, and the administration and the Democrats, man up and stop digging. There is an old saying: “When you are in a hole, stop digging.” In fact, the Chicago Tribune said they ought to start over. Secondly, if the president was serious about trying to work with Republicans, stop digging, start over and come up with one that the American people can embrace.

I don’t believe that’s going to happen, based upon their attempts to remarket and rebrand. So what that means is, there’s going to be a lot of people, businesses and families that are going to suffer, either because they get caught in what I call the “Obamacare gap” — that’s the gap between insurance they had and the insurance they were trying to get through the exchanges or otherwise — or, unfortunately some people are just going to go without insurance Bill, until this mess gets figured out.

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