Earlier this week, former President Bill Clinton advised President Obama to "honor the commitment" he made and to allow Americans to keep their health care plans, if they like them. That was a central promise Obama made when he sold Obamacare, but one that turned out not to be true when Obamacare began to be implemented last month.
House speaker John Boehner says in a statement that he agrees with former president Bill Clinton when it comes to "honoring the committment" President Obama made that if Americans like their health plans they can keep them.
Former President Bill Clinton said that President Obama should keep his pledge to allow people to keep their current health care plans, if they like them, under Obamacare:
"So I personally believe, even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got," said Clinton in a recent interview.
Clinton has, in general, been a strong supporter of Obamacare.
This month’s issue of AARP The Magazine is chock-full of important news for your golden years. There’s an essay on Dr. King’s America. (We’re still not past racism.) A piece about Obamacare. (It’s going to be great!) And a long feature about Bill Clinton’s new-found veganism.
MSNBC's Chuck Todd reports this morning that the White House has tapped former President Bill Clinton to make the case for Obamacare. Clinton's first speech on the subject will take place next week, September 4, at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.
As Adam White discusses in detail, there’s nothing moderate or incremental about the increase in federal regulations — and hence in centralized executive power — under President Obama. To the contrary (as White notes), according to figures published by the Obama White House (see table 2-1), the costs of regulations issued by this administration have dwarfed the costs of regulations issued by prior administrations.
President Barack Obama went to his daughter's basketball game today. On the drive back to the White House, the president and his motorcade drove past Bill and Hillary Clinton walking a dog.
Via the pool report:
President Obama arrived at the White House at 1:21 p.m. On the drive back, the motorcade passed Bill and Hillary Clinton walking a dog along Massachusetts Avenue. The sighting was fleeting, and the motorcade continued apace.
In Newsweek's final print edition, Michael Isikoff writes about when the magazine decided to hold the story of Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky. "The decision was final: Newsweek would hold the story," Isikoff writes, saying that "the brass wanted more work" done on the story before going to print with it.