President Bill Clinton admonished President Barack Obama on Tuesday in an interview with Ozymandias over the number of people losing their health insurance plans who were assured that they could keep them if they were happy with that coverage. He advised the president to keep his promise which would probably require seeking administrative fixes to the law’s strict grandfathering regulations.
Clinton said that low-income young people in particular are the most adversely affected by the fact that many plans purchased on the individual insurance market are being cancelled.
Clinton cited one person he spoke with recently who told him that the new plan he received as a result of the Affordable Care Act was cheaper when he needed health care, but he still balked at the idea of having to pay for expensive coverage he did not feel he required.
“So I personally believe, even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got,” Clinton said.
Watch the clip below via Ozymandias:
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