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Center For American Progress President Shares Part In Obamacare: "I Helped Write The Bill"

NEERA TANDEN, PRESIDENT OF CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS: If I were a conservative, I would just say, 'I won.' Okay? They have a centrist plan, there's competition.

JAMES POULOS, HUFFINGTON POST & FORBES : You have everything that's wrong with capitalism and everything that's wrong with big government. Big business and big government partnering together to create this hodgepodge of a thing --

TANDEN: Why is that a hodgepodge? Why do you keep saying these words like hodgepodge?

POULOS: Have you read the bill?

TANDEN: Yes. I helped write the bill. So yes, I read the bill. I read all 2,200 pages of the bill. And you know like Dodd-Frank and the immigration bill? These are all long bills. The number of pages don't matter to how complicated it is. There's been a lot of rhetoric for years. When you have people who can afford healthcare for the first time. When we have a country where you no longer have to go bankrupt because of your healthcare costs. (HBO's Real Time, May 31, 2013)

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