President Obama should change the healthcare law so that people can keep their existing health insurance plans, former President Clinton said Tuesday.
In an interview with OZY.com, Clinton said Obama should honor his promise that people could keep their plans under ObamaCare if they liked them.
“I personally believe, even if it takes a change in the law, that the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they’ve got,” Clinton said in an interview at OZY.com.
Clinton recounted the story of a young man he met who had two children and saw his policy cancelled. The man replaced his coverage but his premium doubled, Clinton said, although the lower co-pays meant he might save money in years that he uses the plan.
“For young people mostly, but not all young, who are in the individual market whose incomes are above 400 percent of the poverty level – they were the ones who heard the promise that if you like what you’ve got you can keep it,” Clinton said.
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