Nancy Pelosi has one word to describe how she felt after listening to Mitt Romney's latest remarks on health care: "Confused."
“I was confused, because it was as if he was for it before he was against it, and now he’s both," the House Minority Leader told MSNBC's Ed Schultz during Thursday's The Ed Show. "He supports the decision of the court, to overturn the entire bill, and yet he said, but if they do that, you still cannot be discriminated against on the basis of pre-existing medical conditions."
"How does that happen?" she went on. "Is he going to pay for it? Maybe he’s volunteering. The fact is, you cannot have it both ways."
Romney vowed he would seek a full repeal of the health care legislation, echoing GOP leaders John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell.
Pelosi insisted, however, that "the decision has been made."
"More people taking advantage of the health care reform—some of the provisions that are already in effect —know how important to them," she said. "Whether it’s pre-existing conditions, staying on your parent’s plan, whether it’s lower costs of prescription drugs for seniors. Those kinds of issues, and the more people know what it means to them, the more popular the bill will be, no matter what the other side says."
Schultz noted Republicans would spend election season arguing that the health care law is not cost efficient, and that it will blow up the country's deficit. Pelosi said she was up for the fight.
"We'’ll just have to have that debate," she said, "because what they want is insurance companies to have their way." she said She went on, "But I think these elections are always about jobs. That’s really what the debate will be."