Former Obama HHS chief makes surprising admission about one of Obamacare’s failures

Former Obama HHS chief makes surprising admission about one of Obamacare’s failures

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who served under former President Barack Obama and played a major role in crafting the legislation that eventually became Obamacare, was asked Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” whether former President Bill Clinton “had a point” when he referred to part of Obamacare as “the craziest thing in the world.”

Host Chuck Todd, while interviewing the former HHS chief, played a clip of Clinton slamming Obamacare at an Oct. 4 campaign rally for his wife, then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton:

The people who are getting killed in this deal [Obamacare] are small business people and individuals who make just a a little too much to get any of these subsidies. So you’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care and then the people are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half. It’s the craziest thing in the world.

After noting that Republicans “took those comments and a field day with them,” Todd asked Sebelius if the former president had a point.

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