Former president Bill Clinton criticized Obamacare as a “crazy system” that’s causing insurance premiums to rise.
At a campaign stop in Flint, Mich., Clinton blamed Obamacare’s exchange system in particular for the chaos.
“It doesn’t make any sense. The insurance model doesn’t work here,” he said. “So you’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have healthcare 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.”
Clinton even pointed out that small business owners and the middle class are the hardest hit by Obamacare.
“The current system works fine if you’re eligible for Medicaid, if you’re a lower-income working person; if you’re already on Medicare, or if you get enough subsidies on a modest income that you can afford your health care,” he added. “But the people that are getting killed in this deal are small business people and individuals who make just a little too much to get any of these subsidies.”
Although his honesty is refreshing, Clinton is likely attacking Obamacare to put distance between Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration, despite the fact Hillary pushed for a federal takeover of health insurance in the 1990s and shares many of the same views as President Obama.
In other words, the Clintons are trying to sound more like Donald Trump, but the strategy is unlikely to work given that the public-at-large is aware of the Clintons’s consistent use of deception and smoke screens to hide their true intentions.
“Sixty-seven percent of voters now say Clinton is not honest and trustworthy, up from 62 percent last month and the highest percentage this election cycle,” a NYT/CBS poll admitted in July. “Only 28 percent view her as honest.”
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