Bill Clinton ripped Obamacare during a campaign rally for his wife in Michigan today. Calling Obamacare, “a crazy system” and “the craziest thing in the world,” the former president said “it doesn’t many any sense; the insurance model doesn’t work here.”
Clinton went on to say that Obamacare “works fine” for people with “modest” incomes or who are eligible for government subsidies, 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.” He added:
You’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care and then the people are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half.
Now he tell us! Why?
Donald Trump has been unusually competitive for a Republican nominee in Michigan. By expressing sympathy for “the people out there busting it,” and by criticizing an unpopular program, Bill Clinton hopes to help his wife with lower-middle class voters in this state.
But Slick Willy is also expressing the view held by most left-liberal Democrats. They see Obamacare as a stop along the way to a system that provides “free” insurance for everyone — the single payer system.
By saying loud and clear what President Obama clearly can’t say now and what Hillary must not quite say, the former president seems to be preparing the battlefield for a push by the next Clinton administration to replace Obamacare with single payer. If the insurance companies are ruined by Obamacare, that might help the push.
You can watch Bill Clinton’s attack on Obamacare here, at the Daily Caller.