posted at 10:01 am on October 4, 2016 by Larry O’Connor
Appearing in Michigan Monday, former President Bill Clinton took aim at the signature legislative “achievement” of the Obama Administration and ripped it to shreds.
For some reason, Hillary Clinton’s top surrogate attacked the disastrous results of Obamacare, and he was spot on:
“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.”
And he kept going:
“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. It’s the craziest thing in the world.”
So what’s at play here? Is this Clinton trying to “triangulate” to appeal to undecided voters who are clearly feeling real pain in their wallets as a result of Obamacare? Maybe a little it. But in this next clip, you’ll see, perhaps, a larger predicate being laid:
“It doesn’t make any sense. The insurance model doesn’t work here. It’s not like life insurance, it’s not like casualty, it’s not like predicting floods. It doesn’t work.”
You see, his arguments go well beyond the obvious failings of the Affordable Care Act, he is attacking the health insurance model employed in the United States to fund health care for the vast majority of Americans. It isn’t Obamacare he is ultimately criticizing, it’s the idea of having any kind of competitive, free market health insurance system.
“The insurance model doesn’t work here,” says the man who introduced a single-payer health care proposal (under the management of his wife, Hillary) back in the 1990’s. Isn’t it ovious he’s making the case to get private health insurance companies out of the business of paying for health care?
Oh sure, when she was running against Bernie Sanders, Hillary claimed single-payer would never happen here in the US, but that was in January. After losing over 20 primaries to the socialist upstart, she added a “public option” to her platform in May.
If they win the election, you’ll be singing “Oh Canada!” on the way to the doctor’s office.