Bill Clinton: Small Business "Getting Killed" By "Crazy" Health Care System

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On Monday afternoon, Bill Clinton spoke about reforming Obamacare and health care in general at a campaign rally in Flint, Michigan.

"The people who are getting killed in this deal are the small businesspeople and individuals who make just a little too much to get in on these subsidies," he said about Obama's healthcare reform.

"So you've got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have healthcare, and they... wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half," he said.

Clinton suggested letting people buy into Medicare and Medicaid for a fixed price is the simplest solution.

BILL CLINTON: The next thing is, we've got to figure out what to do now about healthcare. Her opponent says just repeal it all, the market will take care of it. That didn't work out very well for us did it?

On the other hand, 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 healthcare. But the people who are getting killed in this deal are the small businesspeople and individuals who make just a little too much to get in on these subsidies. Why? Because they're not organized, they don't have any bargaining power with insurance companies, and they're getting whacked. So you've got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have healthcare, and they're out there busting it sometimes 60 hours per week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half. It is the craziest thing in the world. So here's the simplest thing: Figure out an affordable rate and let people use that. Something that won't undermine your quality of life, won't interfere with your ability to make expenses and save money, and let people buy into Medicare or Medicaid.


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