Pelosi: I Would Have Preferred Single Payer or Public Option to Obamacare

Says she's "proud" of ACA


As Obamacare continues to come under bipartisan attack, Nancy Pelosi offered a full-throated praise of the law, saying she wished it would've gone further.

The House minority leader, speaking to reporters Wednesday morning, said she wants to "say every chance I get how proud we are of" Obamacare.

"It was a heavy lift to pass," Pelosi said of the 2010 law, which she helped write and shepherd through the House. "I myself would've preferred single payer or public option, but this was a compromise, this is a compromise. But it does many of the things that we would've done under a public option. So we have a plan that is named affordable. That's a very important word. Affordable. Because no matter what people say about whether they like their plan or not, their plan was not going to be their plan. Everybody's premiums were going up."