10/29/13 – Late night host Bill Maher joined Piers Morgan at the table on Tuesday night to talk all about Obamacare, and Maher was (with some reservations) incredibly critical of the rollout and agreed that President Obama “lied to people” about insurance. However, Maher was quick to clarify that “insurance companies were always dropping people from their plans” well before Obamacare, and slightly defended Obama when he said that had the president admitted people may not be able to keep their plans, the GOP would have gone bananas and health care would have died on arrival.
He said the Republican alternative to Obamacare is simply “walk it off,” and despite the “rocky birth” of the health care law, it’ll get smoothed out soon. Maher disagreed with the belief Kathleen Sebelius should be fired, saying “I’m not a big fan of scapegoating” and found it “counterproductive to get rid of the person who’s been there all along.”
However, Maher did admit this was “so frustrating for many progressives” because Obama was supposed to be the “detail guy.”
But at the end of the day, Maher thought the “tea people” are the bigger problem for deliberately rooting for failure and getting in the way of the health care law being successfully implemented.