Former President Bill Clinton said that President Obama's signature policy reform the Affordable Care Act allowed millions to become insured, but it raised the cost for some who could not afford it and those people should be able to buy into Medicare. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Former President Bill Clinton said the while Barack Obama's signature policy reform the Affordable Care Act allowed millions to become insured, it raised the cost for some people who could not afford it and those people should be able to buy into Medicare. "It's craziest thing in the world," he said. Speaking at a rally in Flint Michigan Clinton called it "crazy where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care and then the people who are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half. It's the craziest thing in the world," he said. Clinton, whose efforts with his wife to overhaul health care in the 1990s were stymied by Congress, told the crowd Figure out an affordable rate, and let people use that, something that won't undermine your quality of life, won't interfere with your ability to make expenses, won't interfere with your ability to save money for your kids college education and let people buy in to Medicare," he said. The U.S. presidential race tightened in a number of traditional battleground states, though Hillary Clinton remained the favorite to win the White House, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project poll released on Monday. The project, which uses a national online opinion poll of more than 15,000 people, showed that, as of Thursday, Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump were running nearly even in support in Florida and Ohio: states where she had held an advantage. Arizona, where Trump had held an advantage, was also considered a toss-up. Meanwhile, Maine, Oregon and Pennsylvania were considered states that Clinton would likely win. They had previously been considered toss-ups. Overall, the project showed that Clinton continued to hold the advantage over Trump in the Electoral College, the body that ultimately picks the president.