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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Says Obamacare Premiums Aren’t Too High

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), former Chair of the DNC, said on New Day Thursday that Obamacare premiums were not too high, despite being confronted with the rising premiums in Florida.

Wasserman Schultz denied that constituents were contacting her to complain about rising premiums under Obamacare.

“Look, people vote with their feet and what that means is that when something is too expensive, they walk away,” Wasserman Schultz said. Her comment disregarded the fact that the individual mandate fines individuals who do not buy health insurance.

“You haven’t heard from any constituents who say this is getting too expensive?” Poppy Harlow asked the Florida congresswoman.

In response, Wasserman Shultz dismissed anyone who argues their premiums were too high. “There are always people who complain that health care is too expensive,” she said.

According to CNN, premiums in Florida spiked 19.5 percent last year.