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Obama Speaks on Republican Obamacare Repeal Efforts: ‘It Is Aggravating’

Former President Barack Obama spoke at a Gates Foundation event today and made some remarks about the Republican push to repeal Obamacare, as the Graham-Cassidy bill continues to be a big news item.

He said there are people in other countries trying to understand “what’s the controversy here,” adding, “I am too.”

Obama talked about the effort to get Obamacare done and said there are still “things that need to be fixed,” before getting around to the Republican repeal efforts:

“When I see people trying to undo that progress for the 50th or 60th time, with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage or roll back protections for older Americans or people with pre-existing conditions––the cancer survivor, the expecting mom, or the child with autism or asthma––for whom coverage once again would be almost unattainable, it is aggravating.”

“It frustrates,” he continued, “and it’s certainly frustrating to have to mobilize every couple of months to keep our leaders from inflicting real human suffering on our constituents.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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