MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt stated Tuesday that she believes Democrats will eventually “have to answer” for the Affordable Care Act’s increasing insurance premiums.
“This is exactly what Republicans were warning about when they opposed this law,” Hunt said in reference to the premiums. “Both sides have been so dug in on trying to make changes to this law, Democrats have refused basically to reopen it because they think that Republicans would take an opportunity to make changes to the law to essentially gut it and completely get rid of it.”
“They have been at this standstill for years now, really, and the people that are paying the price are those who are on these plans that are going up 25 percent price increases after every year,” she continued. “Quite frankly, I think Democrats are going to have to answer for some of that when it comes time to try to reckon with changing it, and — of course — the demands for changing it is going to come from the bottom up, from voters feeling the pain of this.”
“I think it’s going to be a significant challenge — if Hillary Clinton does in fact win this election, she’s going to be pulled in a lot of different directions from the right and from the left — it’s hard for me to see a way out of it.”