Reid says ObamaCare is ‘working’

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThe Memo: Trump pulls off a stone-cold stunner The Memo: Ending DACA a risky move for Trump Manchin pressed from both sides in reelection fight MORE (D-Nev.) said Thursday that ObamaCare is working and Republican criticisms are “jokes.”

“This legislation is working and it will be working better once we get the website up,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “People are benefiting. … ObamaCare is wonderful for America — get over it.”

Reid admitted that HealthCare.gov isn’t working properly; the administration has said the website will be up and running by the end of the month. But the website failures have caused some Democrats to file legislation tweaking the law.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate passes 0B defense bill Overnight Health Care: New GOP ObamaCare repeal bill gains momentum Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea MORE (R-Ky.) prompted Reid’s remarks. He said 50 times more Kentuckians have lost the insurance they had and liked than have signed up for insurance on the ObamaCare health exchange.

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