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Pence uses Bill Clinton's ObamaCare criticism against Kaine

New series of Democratic complaints about ObamaCare, most notably by former President Bill Clinton, is turning heads, but will it become a big talking point for Donald Trump against Hillary? 'On the Record' panel sounds off

 

Mike Pence used Bill Clinton’s recent ObamaCare criticism to rap Democratic rival Tim Kaine at Tuesday’s vice presidential debate.

Saying Kaine and Hillary Clinton want “more of the same,” Pence tried to draw a contrast between former President Clinton’s striking comments about the health care overhaul and his wife’s platform.

“Even President Bill Clinton calls ObamaCare a crazy plan. But Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine want to build on ObamaCare,” Pence said, at the first and only VP debate, held at Longwood University in Virginia.

While Hillary Clinton has appeared open to certain changes in the health care law, her husband raised eyebrows when he told voters in Michigan on Monday that the legislation has created a “crazy system” – one in which millions more people have health care but those unable to qualify for subsidies are getting “killed.”

“The people … out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half,” Clinton said. “It’s the craziest thing in the world.”