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Hillary Clinton defends Obamacare against Republicans' 'bad politics'

Hillary Clinton defends Obamacare against Republicans' 'bad politics'

POSTED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 5:17pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 27, 2013 - 2:09pm

(CNN) -- Hillary Clinton on Tuesday defended Obamacare against "a noisy minority" in Congress and described some Republicans' legislative tactics to defund the landmark program as "deeply distressing" and "bad politics."

"This president is not going to agree to defund health care," Clinton said at a health panel just before President Barack Obama was to make an appearance.

"If they want to vote to shut the government down, that's on their head and their responsibility and if they go even further, which is deeply distressing, and for the first time lead our country into default on our obligations that is not just partisan politics," Clinton said at the Clinton Global Initiative established by her husband, who was also in attendance.

A default would go to "the heart of our credibility around the world -- not just our economic leadership but our political and strategic leadership," Clinton said. "So I hope our friends on the other side of the aisle -- and it's a minority, but it's a noisy minority -- understands this is not right to do, and this is bad politics to do."

Later in the panel, Obama and former President Bill Clinton -- both Democrats -- defended the health care reform.

Obama said some Republicans' effort to resist the reform -- making it No. 1 on their agenda -- "is wrong."

Opponents of the health care law are trying to "scare" Americans about the program, Obama said.

"So what you have had is an unprecedented effort, that you have seen ramp up over the last month or so, in which those who have opposed the idea of universal health care in the first place, and have fought this thing tooth and nail through Congress and through the courts and so forth, are -- have been trying to scare and discourage people from getting a good deal," Obama said. "And so some of you may have seen some of the commercials out there that are a little wacky."

Bill Clinton praised the health initiative, saying it will make Americans "healthier" in the next decade.

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Suz...this is why you go on spewing lies and hate about the PATIENT PROTECTION AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT...because you are an ignorant, ring-in-the-nose follower of faux news, rushbo, et al, who live to rile up simpletons who don't have enough smarts to do independent research...listen up, suz...those who buy into one of the ACA plans and cannot pay the full premium ARE ELIGIBLE FOR GOV'T. ASSISTANCE to be help cover the individual's chosen plan...YOU ARE ELIGIBLE, SUZ...get the facts!

Who cares what Hillary thinks, she has sold out the American people as much as Obummer, both of which would rather climb a tree to tell a lie rather than stand on the ground and tell the truth. Healthcare would be nice, but not at two to three times the price on top of having your hours cut at work so the company can comply without having to provide insurance. The Democrats have gotten worse than the terrorists. Had enough " CHANGE " yet?

Again, lame suzrider...check out the disgusting, obscene, vile, fear-mongering ad your champions of the most hideous lies ever told are producing to scare mindless clowns such as yourself...if you aren't repulsed by what you see, there is no hope for you at all...your argument for letting the under- and uninsured go without is cold, brutal, as vile as the Koch brothers, et al, funding such filth in the name of Nazi-esque propaganda. May you find yourself without insurance and see how it feels.

You don't read so good do you, if someone is under insured or uninsured like I am just how is anyone supposed to afford paying a lot more than it costs now? Insurance is not getting cheaper in case you haven't noticed it is going through the roof. Like I said health insurance would be nice, but who can afford it, I sure as heck can't. Politicians are not my friends no matter what party they belong to, they are all crooks, seems to be a requirement these days.

Some of those ads funded by the likes of the Koch brothers and others are absolutely obscene...check out the one with the woman in the exam room...only sick, vile, obscene minds could have cooked up this ad, and one only hopes that this useless, fear-mongering campaign against the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act backfires in the face of your tea swilling clowns who would like all under- and un-insured Americans to just go about "death panels"? TB's are all for it!

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