Jay Carney: ObamaCare was totally worth it, even if Democrats lose the Senate

Days before President Obama is set to deliver the annual State of the Union during, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told ABC News that passing and implementing the president’s signature health care law is worth any political consequences, including losing the Democratically-controlled Senate to the Republicans.

“This is not about politics. So the answer is, it is absolutely worth it, no matter what happens politically,” Carney said when asked about the possibility of losing the Senate during an interview at the White House for “This Week.”

“I just disagree that Republicans are going to have a winning issue on this if they decide to run on it, because they’ve got to explain what repeal means,” he added.

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll released today found that 59 percent of Americans disapproved of the way Obamacare has been implemented.