Bill Clinton Calls Obamacare Model 'Crazy System' That 'Makes No Sense'

October 3, 2016

Former president Bill Clinton slammed the Obamacare insurance model during a Monday rally in Saginaw, Michigan, calling the law "the craziest thing in the world" and saying that it is harming small businesses.

"You’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care and then the people that are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half," Clinton said.

"It’s the craziest thing in the world," Clinton added later.


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has expressed strong support for President Obama's health care overhaul in public, but has more readily acknowledged its flaws in private conversations with donors, as the Washington Free Beacon has reported.

Bill Clinton took another dig at the Obamacare insurance model later in the address.

"So, they [insurance companies] overcharge you just to make sure and on good years, they just make a whoppin' profit out of the people least able to pay it," Clinton said. "It doesn’t many any sense. The insurance model doesn’t work here."


Clinton ended his discussion about Obamacare by stating that the model was hurting small businesses that have to assume the expense of their employees’ health coverage.

"But the people who are getting killed in this deal are small business people and individuals who made just a little too much to get into these subsidies," he said.