Bill Clinton, speaking on behalf of his wife at a Democratic rally on Monday, slammed President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
‘So 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. It’s the craziest thing in the world.’
Later, Clinton press secretary Angel Urena, in a statement posted on CNN, defended the former president’s stance on Obamacare, explaining that he has supported the legislation since it was enacted in 2010.
“President Clinton spoke about the importance of the ACA and the good it has done to expand coverage for millions of Americans,” Urena said. “And while he was slightly short-handed, it’s clear to everyone, including President Obama, that improvements are needed.”