Audio: President Clinton Weighs In On Obamacare

AM 820 News Anchor Rodger P. Shulman, has the latest from the White House:


In an interview with the new magazine Ozy published Tuesday, former president Bill Clinton identified three problems with the fall rollout of the Affordable Care Act, “only two of which the administration can fix.”

Clinton compared the botched launch of the federal health insurance marketplaces to the debut of the Medicare Part D program under President George W. Bush. He called that debut “a disaster,” said the fact that states are opting out of expanded Medicaid coverage is hampering the program and suggested that President Obama needs to address the plight of Americans who are losing their plans on the individual market.

Obama needs to deliver on his promise that the new law would not force Americans to change their insurance plans, Clinton said.

“They were the ones who heard the promise, if you like what you’ve got you can keep it,” he said, referring to people who are now receiving cancellation letters from insurers. “I personally believe, even if it takes a change in the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to these people and let them keep what they got.”

Source: Washington Post