By Jonathan Easley - 10/21/13 04:20 PM EDT
“A pimple on an elephant’s backside,” Liu responded. “Ok. So this pimple is getting a lot of attention.”
“And it should,” Rangel replied. “And it should.”
Hanauer defended Rangel’s argument, saying the issues the uninsured face are bigger than a pimple, and probably more like a blister.
“I mean, in a sense, isn’t there a larger blister on that backside — just to pursue the metaphor,” he said. “That is not the question of the roll out, but goes to the question of access that you talked about. That in so much of the country, especially in the south, low income folks are not going to get access, because Medicaid is not being extended by the states.”