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VIDEO: OBAMACARE EXPLAINED – Bill Clinton “Secretary of Explaining Stuff” talks Obamacare implementation

Dubbed “Secretary of Explaining Stuff” by President Obama last year, former President Bill Clinton Wednesday ran down the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, remarked on its problems, and reminded the law’s sworn enemies – House Republicans among them – that “it is the law.”

The remarks by Mr. Clinton at the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Ark., marked the beginning of what the White House has vowed will be a procession of big-name speeches on a widely misunderstood and disliked law. Despite its being the most massive entitlement expansion since the 1960s, four in 10 Americans believe Obamacare has already been repealed, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll.

While sections of the 2009 legislation have already taken effect – most significantly extending child benefits to 26-year-olds and barring insurance companies from excluding or raising rates because of preexisting conditions – the unofficial premiere of Obamacare is less than a month away, on Oct. 1. That’s when Americans can begin enrolling in state and federal health-care exchanges, through which low-income applicants will be able to get federally subsidized insurance.


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