Bill Clinton Rattles Off List of Obamacare’s Problems

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Former President Bill Clinton rattled off a list of things wrong with the Affordable Care Act during a rally on Tuesday, adding that these issues need to be fixed.

"Look, what are the problems with the law?" Clinton asked a crowd of supporters.

He even hit the podium a couple times to make his point.

Clinton pointed out that everyone in the audience knew the problems with Obamacare.

"We can all tick them off, right?" he asked.

Clinton then gave a list of all the things wrong with President Obama's signature health care law.

"The copays, deductibles, and premiums are too high," Clinton said.

"And, the drug prices are too high," he added.

A woman in the audience could be heard saying "that's right."

"So, what does she [Hillary Clinton] say that we do?" he asked.

He suggested one way to curb rising costs would be to bargain for lower drug prices.

Clinton was referencing new reports that health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year under Obamacare. The Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday:

Health insurance premiums on Affordable Care Act marketplaces will rise by as much as 145 percent in some states next year as insurer participation continues to decline, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Premiums are set to increase faster next year than they have in past years due to the number of insurers experiencing losses and the phasing out of Obamacare’s reinsurance program, according to the report.

Kaiser evaluated the cost of the second-lowest silver plan, one of law’s most popular plans. Under this plan, a 40-year-old non-smoker making $30,000 a year will see his premium rise by double-digits in 33 states next year.

Chandler Gill

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Chandler Gill is a Media Analyst for the Free Beacon. Before joining the Free Beacon, she interned at the Heritage Foundation. Chandler went to Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied Political Science. She was raised in Wassenaar, The Netherlands. In her free time, Chandler enjoys reading and walking around the D.C. area. Her twitter handle is @chandlergillDC.

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