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Schumer: Dems miscalculated on Obamacare timing, handed Congress to GOP
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Passing Obamacare in 2010, when the country was still struggling to dig out of the Great Recession, was a critical political miscalculation by Democrats that led to the GOP takeover of the House, contends Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).Speaking to reporters at the National Press Club in Washington Tuesday, Schumer pointed out that only a tiny fraction of the electorate, he suggested 5%, stood to directly benefit from the federal healthcare law because most voters have coverage through their employer or government programs.

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