Hillary is putting her stake in the ground and will be defending Obamacare in 2016. While she says she wants to fix what’s wrong with it, she doesn’t want to “throw the baby out with the bath.”
CNN – Hillary Clinton backed efforts to alter Obamacare on Wednesday, but also used her remarks to a health care group in Florida to offer a full defense of the sweeping and controversial law.
“I think we are on the right track in many respects but I would be the first to say if things aren’t working then we need people of good faith to come together and make evidence-based changes,” the former secretary of state and possible 2016 presidential candidate said.
In particular, Clinton pointed to issues with “small business of 50 or more” providing coverage to their employees, and businesses “moving people from full-time work to part-time work to try to avoid contributing to their health care” as issues that should be addressed.
Clinton also singled out certain provisions of the health care law as successful. The former first lady said she supported children under 26 being able to remain on their parents’ health plans and that Obamacare allows more people access to preventive care.
“Part of the challenge is to clear away all the smoke and try to figure out what is working and what isn’t,” Clinton said. “What do we need to do to try to fix this? Because it would be a great tragedy, in my opinion, to take away what has now been provided.”
“This is going to be challenging and I don’t think we should throw the baby out with the bath,” Clinton said of reforms.