'This Crazy System': Bill Clinton Under Fire for ObamaCare Critique
Former President Bill Clinton came under fire Tuesday for remarks he made at an event in support of his wife's presidential bid that critics saw as a decidedly harsh criticism of ObamaCare.
"You've got this crazy system, where all of a sudden 25 million more people have healthcare, [but] 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 in Flint, Michigan.
"It's the craziest thing in the world," he said.
Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has said she looks to "defend and expand" the Affordable Care Act.
Many Democrats see ObamaCare as President Obama's top achievement during his tenure.
As Doug McKelway reported, Bill Clinton's comments were very similar to criticisms repeated over the last six years by conservatives and Republicans.
Defenders of Clinton said his remarks were made in the context of arguing for further government intervention in the healthcare marketplace, while Republicans look to reduce intervention, according to McKelway.
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