Bill Clinton defends health care law with speech in Arkansas as key part nears implementation

  • Article by: ANDREW DeMILLO , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 4, 2013 - 5:29 PM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Bill Clinton urged opponents of the federal health care law Wednesday to stop trying to repeal it and instead work to improve it, as the White House enlisted the former president to make the case for its signature domestic accomplishment.

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frank3Sep. 4, 13 2:09 PM

Through nature or politics... ObamaCare will not stand. This congress or the next one doesn't have the will to flush it. But it will happen. The question is: what will we have when it is done.

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guessagainSep. 4, 13 5:39 PM

The ACA is simply an intermediary step to Medicare for all. Single-payer is what virtually every industrialized nation has for its citizens. Why the right wants to keep 15% of our citizens from having access essential health care is beyond rational explanation.

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jpcooperSep. 4, 13 6:29 PM

Those 15% have the same access as we all do! Call the clinic set up an appointment! Bring your insurance card or your check book or credit card! What Healthcare costs money? What you talking about willis?.... Its supposed you be free!

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JP55901Sep. 4, 13 6:46 PM

Stay classy cooper. Stay classy. Not everybody has employer paid health insurance. Not everybody has a high paying job where they can afford to purchase their own policy. Not everybody is filthy rich and can write a check on the spot. I hate republican/teapublicans.

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trice01Sep. 4, 13 7:45 PM

There's no denying that someone had to get us off center square towards some kind of health care reform. Very disappointing, though, to see that Clinton and his Democrat pals did nothing at all to reform the ambulance-chasing malpractice lawsuit industry. Highly predictable, considering that the trial lawyers' association is a reliable and large contributor to Democrat campaign warchests. One would have to be a fool not to realize that healthcare costs would plummet if doctors weren't constantly ordering CYA tests and other ridiculous measures to avoid potential lawsuits, no matter how remote the need for them might be.

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circleoflifeSep. 5, 13 7:16 AM

Really? Bill? You are pretty much irrelevant by now so not quite sure why you're even voicing an opinion on this. Why now?

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firefight41Sep. 5, 13 7:23 AM

Bill Clinton urged opponents of the federal health care law Wednesday to stop trying to repeal it and instead work to improve it. **************** But to repeal it would be improving it!

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ivehaditSep. 5, 13 8:15 AM

firefight41: " Bill Clinton urged opponents of the federal health care law Wednesday to stop trying to repeal it and instead work to improve it. **************** But to repeal it would be improving it!" Sure it would! I can't wait to continue paying $1400 per month with a $6,000 deductible to MCHA. (Bet you don't pay that for your healthcare, firefight.) Why should I want to pay $400 per month for comparable coverage under the ACA?? Just to pay $12,000 less per year?? Typical GOP wants to repeal the ACA without a clue what to do to improve health care coverage. Alan Grayston was right. The GOP health plan is "Don't get sick! If you do get sick, die quickly!"

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circleoflifeSep. 5, 13 8:22 AM

ivehadit "Typical GOP wants to repeal the ACA without a clue what to do to improve health care coverage" Actually, you are incorrect. The GOP has put forth a lot of ideas but because those ideas are not coming from the left or because you don't like those ideas doesn't mean they aren't there.

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theagonygopSep. 5, 13 3:41 PM

circleoflife: "ivehadit "Typical GOP wants to repeal the ACA without a clue what to do to improve health care coverage" Actually, you are incorrect. The GOP has put forth a lot of ideas..." Name three that permit 40 million Americans to have affordable access to health care insurance. (BTW, tort reform has done NOTHING to reduce health care costs OR premiums in Texas in over ten years).

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