Bill Clinton Flips: Now Says Obamacare ‘Did a World of Good’
ATHENS, OHIO — Kicking off a campaign bus tour of Ohio today for his wife, former President Bill Clinton took some time to clarify some comments he made about Obamacare, after telling supporters it was “crazy” on Monday.
“Look, the Affordable Health Care Act did a world of good,” Clinton said during a campaign rally at Ohio University on Tuesday, pointing out that the law provided health insurance to over 90 percent of Americans.
But he still pointed to a group of people who are suffering from the law, citing some who were making too much money to qualify for cheaper health insurance.
Clinton reminded that his wife supported President Barack Obama’s first effort to let anyone 55 or older move into Medicare and let other Americans go into a public option health care plan.
“It’s the right thing to do,” he said.
A day earlier, Clinton was a bit more critical of Obama’s program.
“You’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care and then the people who are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half,” Clinton said. “It’s the craziest thing in the world.”
At the White House press briefing, Josh Earnest defended Obama’s signature health reform, admitting he wasn’t sure what Bill Clinton was talking about.
“You’d have to talk to President Clinton exactly what message he was trying to send,” he admitted.