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Nancy Pelosi: We 'couldn't be more thrilled' about Obamacare

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says although some Democrats may be voting politically to distance themselves from Obamacare, they were still supporting the law and working in their districts to implement it.

"This is history and the future and progress," she stated emphatically, "It stands right there as Social Security, Medicare, affordable health care, as a right, not a privilege for the few, but a right for the many." She was speaking Tuesday at an event sponsored by BuzzFeed.

Pelosi acknowledged she was "really disappointed" that the technology behind the website failed, but said she was excited to see the program fully implemented.

"You can imagine coming from Northern California what I think of that," she said, referring to Silicon Valley. "But none the less, it will work and the policy is sound, and we couldn't be more thrilled that we're on the verge of it all coming to fruition."

Pelosi added that Obamacare honored America's founders by allowing people to pursue their happiness without being "chained to a policy."

"Make no mistake, the Democrats are united on this," Pelosi said. "I'm proud to own the Affordable Care Act."

Pelosi explained that she always calls the health care bill the Affordable Care Act instead of Obamacare.

"Because everybody may not love Obama, but everybody loves affordable," she said. "I love them both."

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