CNN's Cuomo Dismisses Challenge to Birth Control Mandate as 'Growing Distraction' From Fixing ObamaCare

CNN's Chris Cuomo called the legal challenge to ObamaCare's birth control mandate a "growing distraction from dealing with the problems of ObamaCare" on Wednesday's New Day.

"It also raises the question at what point do you stop challenging the law? At what point do you accept that this was passed, it was tested by the Supreme Court?" he asked. "To me, it's a growing distraction from dealing with the problems of Obamacare."

Opponents of the mandate insist the case is about matters of religious liberty and conscience, but Cuomo argued ObamaCare is the law of the land.

"You talk about good in standing law. It was already vetted by the Supreme Court, and that you just leave it alone and figure out its implementation," he insisted. This isn't the first time Cuomo has implied at least a partial support of ObamaCare.

After millions were losing or were set to lose their insurance because of ObamaCare, Cuomo insisted that "You cannot measure the law by what's happening with this one slice of the people potentially." He added that "Some people are going to have to pay some more, but over time it evens out."

Cuomo also told a conservative guest last week that "You have to have the government involved with health care."
 

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro was a News Analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division from 2010 through early 2014