Bill Clinton Calls for Unified Support for ObamaCare

That's not going to happen


Bill Clinton wore his "Secretary of Explaining Stuff" hat Wednesday to defend President Obama's health care law, arguing that it's time to drop opposition to what Republicans slam as "Obamacare."

"We need all hands on deck here. The health of our people, the security and stability of our families and the strength of our economy are all riding on getting health care reform right and doing it well," Clinton said in remarks at his presidential library in Little Rock. "That means we have to do it together."

The speech by the 42nd president is the first in a series of events planned this fall by the Obama White House aimed at improving public awareness of the law as key provisions take effect. On Oct. 1, open enrollment and health insurance exchanges in states will begin. Those exchanges will help people find and buy insurance coverage.