Pelosi: We ‘Couldn’t Be Prouder’ of O-Care

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi defended the president’s healthcare law as “a winner” despite worries of increasing premiums and the drag it could have on Democrats this fall.

Four years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, Pelosi defended the hiccups of its implementation in a rare recess-week press conference. The California Democrat pushed back on the idea that ObamaCare would hinder Democrats’ hopes in this year’s midterms, saying, “I believe that it’s a winner.”

“The facts are these: Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the growth in healthcare costs has slowed dramatically,” she said. “That includes the cost paid by government, by businesses and individuals.”Republicans have attacked the ACA as an example of government overreach that will limit patient access and increase costs.But Pelosi warned that the Republicans’ emphasis on the law as a campaign plank will backfire.

“We don’t weigh its value as to what it means politically. We weigh its value as to what it means to the health, well-being, economic and health security of America’s families,” she said. “We just couldn’t be prouder.”