Former President Bill Clinton attacked President Barack Obama's prized health care law — Obamacare — at a campaign event for wife Hillary Clinton on Monday, slamming the law for harming small businesses and making insurance more expensive for millions of Americans.
"You’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care and then the people that are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half," Clinton said at the event in Michigan. "It’s the craziest thing in the world."
"So, [the insurance companies] overcharge you just to make sure and on good years, they just make a whoppin’ profit out of the people least able to pay it," he added. "It doesn’t many any sense. The insurance model doesn’t work here."
"But the people who are getting killed in this deal are small business people and individuals who made just a little too much to get into these subsidies," the former president continued while making a pitch to allow people to buy into Medicaid or Medicare.
Many on the left have been increasing their criticism of the controversial law, according to the New York Times, including Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Reportedly, Clinton, who supports Obama's law publicly, has been criticizing it to donors behind closed doors.
The Clintons have long advocated for a single-payer health care system similar to Canada's. In fact, health care was a major issue for former president Clinton during his first presidential term. His administration even introduced a bill to Congress in 1993 that reflected the Clintons' health care positions.
The bill, dubbed "Hillarycare" because the first lady was tasked with drafting and advocating for the legislation, was heavily criticized by Republicans and the health care industry and was killed in the Senate in 1994.
(H/T: The Daily Caller)
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