President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that President Obama should do whatever it takes to fulfill his pledge that if Americans like their current health plan, they can keep it under Obamacare.
In an interview with OZY, Clinton said he had been talking to a young American with a family who had had his old health plan canceled and seen his premiums increase when it was replaced with an Obamacare-compliant plan. Clinton said the man said some of his benefits were better — his co-pays and deductibles are lower — but because he’s young and healthy, that might not end up helping him or his family much.
It’s those people — young, healthy and affluent — who took Obama’s pledge to heart, Clinton said, and the administration should do what it takes to make things right with them.
“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.