Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., warned Thursday that Obamacare—the health care reform law that he played a key role in shepherding through Congress—risks becoming a "train wreck" because Republicans have resisted adequately funding several key provisions.
Reid's comments echoed Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., who warned last month during a hearing with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that he sees a "huge train wreck coming down" as Congress works to set up the health insurance exchanges, a key pillar of the law's expansion of health care coverage.
"Max said, 'Unless we implement this properly, it's going to be a train wreck.' And I agree with him," Reid said during an interview with conservative talk radio host Rusty Humphries.
Humphries clarified, "So we're not spending enough money, and we're not implementing it properly?"
"Yes," replied Reid. "We have the menu but we don't have any way to get to the menu."