Pelosi: Obamacare's 'Going to Be a Beautiful Thing'

By James Beattie and Ali Meyer | October 23, 2013 | 2:26pm EDT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) (AP Photo)

( - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) said Wednesday that Obamacare is "going to be a beautiful thing" that allows people to have "freedom."

While admitting that the Obamacare website is having problems that are “beyond glitches," she insisted that “somebody should fix it.”

“The situation right now is unacceptable," said Pelosi. "It’s unfortunate.

"But we did not work very hard and many of us dedicate our public service to a website," she said. "It was to an initiative for affordable quality healthcare to all Americans as a right, not a privilege, and that is what this initiative is about."

“The fact that the website has, I think, beyond glitches, but whatever you want to call them, is disappointing, but it does not take away from the fact that we are on a path and fortunately we started early enough,” Pelosi told reporters at her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill.

When asked whether anybody in the Obama administration should be held accountable for the disastrous rollout of the Obamacare website, Pelosi said: “Well, I think somebody should fix it. Coming from where I do in California, I have great confidence in technology and its ability to bring fresh eyes to the subject and fix it so that we can go forward to fix it. Just fix it.”

Obamacare, she said, is going to be "a beautiful thing."

“There certainly is accountability internally in terms of what decisions were made and when on all of this, but I think that our focus and energy should be used to fix it because the American people are depending on it and it’s going to be a beautiful thing in their lives to have that freedom of--I keep talking about--life, healthier life, liberty, the freedom to pursue their happiness, not be chained to a policy, but able to follow their passion and that’s how I see this.

“Fix the technology and let’s not get too bogged down on what will happen if they’re not able to fix it because, as I say, I believe in technology,” Pelosi said.

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