What do you believe was the context? I have seen the complete Exchange of when she said it. What did I miss?<quoted text>
She didn't misspeak. The right has taken one sentence out of context to dishonestly distort its meaning.
Objections by the minority were not only considered, their ideas were incorporated into the bill. But they still voted against it.
There is no reason in the world to believe that those who voted for the ACA didn't understand it. I can't believe you've swallowed that rightwing propaganda.
The individual mandate includes a financial penalty. The government has the legal right to impose that penalty under its taxing authority granted in the Constitution. That is what the government argued at the SCOTUS.
Taxes are designed to raise revenue. Penalties are designed to modify behavior. The individual mandate is a penalty, not a tax.
This is completely false. The ACA clearly and specifically says that Congressmen and their staffs are required to purchase health care from Exchanges.
It is surprising that you don't know that. Your "greatest opposition" to the law is based on a myth. Your "greatest opposition" is to something that simply does not exist.
What ideas of the opposition were included? As I recall, the majority said there's was the only way.
Yet it was argued as a tax. A tax is what made it Constitutional.
Not everyone is required to participate, if your current plan meets the standard you are allowed to keep it. I still have my private plan, I am not required to go to the Exchange. Congress has a even better plan, provided by you and I, so why would they enroll into the Exchange? How many in congress have enrolled? How many are keeping what they have? Maybe that provision has changed like so many other parts?