Former President Bill Clinton defends federal health care law in speech

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 6, 2013 8:57 a.m.


    * Unsustainable?--Good reason to eliminate federal control. Let the local areas, or individuals, handle health care. We have too many people dependent on government as their parents, and need to be waned off.

    Without dependence, people will be motivated to handle this. Like a young man whose parents can't afford to buy him car, he will find a way. Dependence should be replaced by motivation, urgency, grit, and drive. People can do things.

    Bill Clinton is not doing us any good with a speech like this.

    * The word repeal, in this case,-means get rid of.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 6, 2013 8:49 a.m.

    He is preparing for his wife's run for the President of the United States of America. That would make him the First Man of the United States of America.

    We know he would do anything for William Jefferson Clinton, above that of our nation.

    His wife's attempt at Health Care Reform in 1993 was her big effort to become her man's best friend, after the affairs in Arkansas. She lost her healthcare reform but gained as Secretary of State when she sold out to President Obama during the Democratic Primary processes in 2007-2008.

    She is still a formidable opponent against the GOP who is still looking for an identity through principles, not public polls.

    Entitlements are all some people understand and you can buy votes with entitlements with someone else paying the costs.

    The GOP needs to stop using sidelines and trying to win the game from there. They need to use solid principles and not being divided as the country and parties were prior to the Civil War.

    We have too much to lose and the ACA was passed by Congress when they listened to a President say, "Pass ACA and then read" the small print that eats.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Sept. 6, 2013 6:14 a.m.

    "Why does the government have to create any plan? "

    2 things.

    1) fine, then stop saying repeal and replace. Be honest with the American People.

    2) Why? Well, we have medicare and medicaid. And we have an increasing portion of our incomes going to health care. The cost increases are a threat to this country. They are unsustainable.

    The health care industry is maximizing their profits and the "capitalistic" system is failing when it comes to healthcare. Highest cost in the world with less than stellar results.

    That is WHY

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 5, 2013 9:20 p.m.


    Why does the government have to create any plan? They are not our parents. You've got to quit thinking that way.

    Trust the people to have their own health care plan. Trust the people to set up their own education.

    We are are not sheep, and the feds are not the shepherd.

  • GreatScot Eagle Mountain, UT
    Sept. 5, 2013 5:52 p.m.

    Don't worry about it. We are arranging a nice little war with Syria to take your minds off of this.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Sept. 5, 2013 4:44 p.m.

    So, Again I will ask.

    The GOP has been touting REPEAL and REPLACE for 2 years now.

    What is their replacement plan. Actual legislation, not platitudes.

    If they spent as much time working on replacement legislation as they have voting to repeal, I might believe their rhetoric.

    One just might think they really have no replacement plan, or desire to do anything.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Sept. 5, 2013 2:21 p.m.

    It's interesting and even somewhat ironic that "Slick Willy" is touted as having more clout now than when he was in office.

    The time for fixing an erroneous law is before it's passed... not after. As Nancy Pelosi's infamous statement suggested... "That's why we need to pass it, so we can see what's in it." That still stands as one of the dumbest political statements ever made.

    And since this law was passed, dozens of major problems have surfaced with it. Enough so, that it very well might be best to scrap the entire thing and start over with something that actually makes sense.

    We were originally told that this law would reduce health care costs for most Americans. Now we're being told that instead of reducing costs, it will "slow down the rate of health care cost increases"... which is very vague and open ended as to what that could actually mean.

    There has never been a program in the history of our country that hasn't become more expensive and less efficient after the government got involved. Never!

    And yes, Worf, Bill is exempted... just like the rest of Congress is.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 4, 2013 8:17 p.m.

    Is Bill exempt from Obama Care?

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Sept. 4, 2013 3:43 p.m.

    He wouldn't be lying to us again would he?