- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

President Obama’s spokesman said politely as he could Tuesday that he doesn’t know what in the world former President Bill Clinton was talking about in criticizing Obamacare.

“For the point that President Clinton was trying to make, I guess I’d refer you to his team,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters. “The American people benefit from the way the law has been implemented.”

Mr. Clinton, stumping for his wife’s campaign Monday in Michigan, deemed the Affordable Care Act a “crazy system.”

“You’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care and then the people are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half,” Mr. Clinton told voters. “It’s the craziest thing in the world.”

Mr. Earnest said the ACA “continues to be a source of pride” for the administration.

“The president is quite proud of the accomplishment of passing the Affordable Care Act,” he said, enumerating the law’s various consumer protections.

“President Obama has of course acknowledged … there are some things that could be done to further strengthen the law.”



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