Prioritizing healthcare overhaul was a mistake: Senate Democrat

U.S. Senator Schumer casts his vote at a polling station in the Brooklyn Borough of New YorkBy Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The No. 3 Democrat in the Senate said on Tuesday the Democratic Party had made a political mistake by pushing for Obamacare. New York Senator Charles Schumer, speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, said that after passing a stimulus package to jumpstart the economy during the economic downturn, Democrats “put all of our focus on the wrong problem” by turning to President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform effort, which passed in 2010. …

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