Many Republicans and Democrats thought Bill Clinton had lost his mind when he made his Obamacare statement earlier this week.
Most of the conservative traditional and alternative media also thought he lost his mind. They repeated Bill Clinton’s statement over and over again. The media’s goal on both sides of the aisle simply wanted to make sure it sunk into the head of the American people.
Notable & Quotable: Bill Clinton on ObamaCare
“Former President Bill Clinton speaking about ObamaCare at a rally Monday in Flint, Mich.:”
“The people that are getting killed in this deal (Obamacare) are small business people and individuals who make just a little too much to get any of these (Obamacare’s) subsidies.”
“ Why? Because they’re not organized.”
“ They don’t have any bargaining power with insurance companies. And they’re getting whacked.”
“ So you’ve got this crazy (healthcare) 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.”
Bill Clinton knew exactly what he was doing. Hillary Clinton’s position on Obamacare has been clearly stated. She is for Obamacare and for the public option. She has stated that she is going to expand Obamacare.
Bill Clinton’s position sounds totally opposite his wife’s position.
Hillary Clinton’s website explains her position on healthcare clearly.
She wants to : “Defend and expand the Affordable Care Act, which covers 20 million people.”
Hillary Clinton stating that 20 million people were covered by Obamacare is untrue. In 2016 the health insurance exchanges only cover 10 million people. Obamacare has expanded Medicaid coverage by 10 million people. Medicaid coverage is less than ideal.
The comments in the WSJ about Bill Clinton’s comments are more entertaining than Bill’s comments about Obamacare.
One comment suggested that Bill Clinton is jealous of his wife.
“This is called a “Bill bomb”, designed to passive aggressively tank Hillary’s campaign so he doesn’t have to go back on the leash.”
“She was lagging in the polls, Bill had nothing, but she is surging again and Bill can’t have that.”
Some of the comments applaud Bill Clinton for finally speaking the truth.
1.” You gotta love it when Bill sounds like a Republican.”
- “It is so refreshing to hear a Democrat politician speak the truth. And oh, so rare. Perhaps Bill forgot to take his medication.”
- “Give the Democrats credit whenever they do something intelligent, and non-ideological, even if they do it for a confounding reason.”
4. “Leave it to Bill to hit the nail on the head. Pure genius.”
5.”Perhaps there is one Clinton who tells the truth.”
This commentator forgot all of the lies Bill Clinton’s told us (the public) when he was president such as his most famous lie, “I did not have sex with that woman.”
6.” I don’t know what’s more shocking: Bill slamming Obama’s signature law or a Clinton telling the truth.”
7.” He must have been off his meds at the time he made the comment, the next day he was back on track. I guess Hillary had to break another lamp over his head.”
I believe Bill Clinton did a brilliant thing for his wife. Obamacare is going to fail. He and Hillary do not want to have anything to do with Obamacare’s failure.
Consumers have discovered that their premiums and deductibles for 2017 are rising to unaffordable level. These increases are because of Obamacare. The private sector has also experienced tremendous increases in premiums and deductible because of Obamacare.
Open enrollment for the health insurance exchanges are supposed to start November 1, 2016, seven days before the Presidential election. If Hillary Clinton does not separate herself from Obamacare it will sink her chances to be elected.
I think the Obama administration will delay open enrollment until after the Presidential election.
President Obama might be able to pull Obamacare’s failure out of the dirt if he is able to illegally obtain the “Judgement Fund” money to pay the healthcare insurance industry the money he owes them.
The Republican establishment in congress should make a stink about the release of this money. The Republican establishment should not sell out to President Obama.
President Obama is pulling another illegal fast play on congress and the American taxpayer by getting this money.
President Clinton’s statement is his effort to distance his wife from the Obamacare impending failure.
His statement demonstrates the Clintons’ character. After President Obama and Michelle Obama went all out to endorse Hillary Clinton for President, Bill Clinton stabs President Obama’s legacy legislation in the back.
“Now that the Obamas have given Hillary their full-throated endorsement, Bill can take policy positions more in line with suffering middle class voters. In Clintonworld expedience supersedes truth.”
Hillary Clinton’s goal is to usurp credit for healthcare reform from President Obama.
She wants to be able to say that healthcare insurance plans do not work.
America needs a single party payer system and it needs it now.
Bill Clinton’s assessment is correct on the issue of Obamacare. All Obamacare is doing is merely shifting costs from those who cannot pay to those who can pay.
It is truly a healthcare system that redistributes wealth as Dr. Don Berwick said a long time ago.
The Clintons want a single party payer system real fast so that they look like they are coming to the rescue of the American people.
Democrats running for congress have rapidly gotten on the Clinton bandwagon.
Clinton’s proposal is simply bait and switch.
The problem is a single party payer system detrimentally affects the middle class taxpayer the most as I have explained.
They are trying to make Obamacare’s failure into an election issue asset for Hillary Clinton who will come to the rescue with her single party payer system.
A single party payer system is unsustainable and has huge defects.
I also know the majority of the middle class does not trust Hillary or Bill Clinton.
The Clintons will not fooled the majority of the middle class again.
The opinions expressed in the blog “Repairing The Healthcare System” are, mine and mine alone.
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