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Chuck Schumer says Democrats shouldn’t have bothered to reform health care
Washington Post

Today, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who among other things is in charge of messaging for the Senate’s Democrats, delivered a speech about the Democrats’ message at the National Press Club. His central theme was that Democrats must be the party that advocates for government’s role in making people’s lives better, a sentiment with which I heartily agree. But there was another part of the speech that is getting some attention, in which Schumer says that it was a mistake to pursue health care reform early in President Obama’s first term.