The dumpster fire has a new claimant
Democratic presidential frontrunner, Hillary Clinton recently co-opted Obamacare. In spite of her criticisms of President Obama’s hallmark healthcare legislation, Clinton told supporters that the Affordable Care Act, affectionately known as Obamacare, was “HillaryCare” first.
The Hill reported:
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is out with a new defense of her healthcare record — rival Bernie Sanders may have helped write ObamaCare, but it was her idea first.
“It was called HillaryCare before it was called ObamaCare,” Clinton told a crowd of supporters at a country club in Vinton, Iowa. “I don’t want to start over.”
Clinton’s rift with Sanders over healthcare continued to deepen this week. While the Vermont senator stands by his single-payer plan, Clinton has dismissed the idea as politically impractical under the current Congress.
The debate is reigniting healthcare wars within the Democratic Party.
Fellow Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders criticisms of Obamacare and its failure to provide adequate coverage has put the massive healthcare law in the middle of nasty Democratic game of tug-o-war.
Obamacare’s unpopularity has only compounded as more components of the legislation have taken affect. Dissatisfaction with the law was a key factor in Republican electoral success in 2014.
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