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.