Bill Clinton calls Obamacare a ‘crazy system’ that ‘doesn’t make any sense’

Bill Clinton understands that the public is fed up with the skyrocketing costs, stratospheric deductibles, and vanishing insurance providers of Obamacare, and he wants to save Hillary from going down with the ship.  So President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment gets thrown under the bus.

During a Michigan campaign appearance, Clinton spoke harshly (via Alex Pfeiffer of the Daily Caller):

Former President Bill Clinton attacked President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation Monday, calling it a “crazy system” that “doesn’t make any sense” during a Michigan campaign event for Hillary.

“It doesn’t many any sense. The insurance model doesn’t work here,” Clinton said about the government-run marketplaces Obamacare set up. Clinton said that Obamacare “works fine” for people with “modest” incomes or who are eligible for government subsidies, or Medicare. But he added that, “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.”

Barack Obama, who is not known to take insults from a Clinton lightly, now has to hold his tongue or risk electing That Man who would destroy his executive order legacy that is fundamentally transforming America with massive immigration and indiscriminate voter registration with no citizenship queries.  I suspect he will succeed in doing so, because he understands the long game being played here.  Paul Mirengoff of Powerline explains the game:

Donald Trump has been usually 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.

The obvious response to the manipulations here is to ask, “Why would we trust the people who foisted a ‘crazy’ system on us to run health care?”

Bill Clinton understands that the public is fed up with the skyrocketing costs, stratospheric deductibles, and vanishing insurance providers of Obamacare, and he wants to save Hillary from going down with the ship.  So President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment gets thrown under the bus.

During a Michigan campaign appearance, Clinton spoke harshly (via Alex Pfeiffer of the Daily Caller):

Former President Bill Clinton attacked President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation Monday, calling it a “crazy system” that “doesn’t make any sense” during a Michigan campaign event for Hillary.

“It doesn’t many any sense. The insurance model doesn’t work here,” Clinton said about the government-run marketplaces Obamacare set up. Clinton said that Obamacare “works fine” for people with “modest” incomes or who are eligible for government subsidies, or Medicare. But he added that, “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.”

Barack Obama, who is not known to take insults from a Clinton lightly, now has to hold his tongue or risk electing That Man who would destroy his executive order legacy that is fundamentally transforming America with massive immigration and indiscriminate voter registration with no citizenship queries.  I suspect he will succeed in doing so, because he understands the long game being played here.  Paul Mirengoff of Powerline explains the game:

Donald Trump has been usually 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.

The obvious response to the manipulations here is to ask, “Why would we trust the people who foisted a ‘crazy’ system on us to run health care?”