Former U.S. president Bill Clinton went a bit off-script on the campaign trail Monday, criticizing the current healthcare system under Obamacare as “crazy” and in need of fixing.
“The current system works fine if you’re eligible for Medicaid, if you’re a lower-income working person; if you’re already on Medicare, or if you get enough subsidies on a modest income that you can afford your health care,” Clinton said while campaigning for his wife Hillary Clinton in Flint, Michigan. “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.”
Clinton continued, saying the small businessman were “getting whacked” because they lacked any bargaining power with the insurance companies. “So you’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care and then the people who are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half. It’s the craziest thing in the world,” Clinton said.
“It doesn’t make any sense,” he continued. “The insurance model doesn’t work here. It’s not like life insurance, it’s not like causality, it’s not like predictive flooring. It doesn’t work.”
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