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Clinton to Obama: Keep your promise

11/12/2013 3:19 PM

11/12/2013 4:58 PM

Former President Bill Clinton is urging President Barack Obama

to honor his earlier promise that under the health-care law, those who like their insurance plans can keep them.

“I personally believe, even if it takes a change in the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they've got,” Clinton said in an interview with the website OZY.com.

No reaction yet from the White House.

Obama has already apologized to those Americans who lost their health care coverage under the new law. He said repeatedly during the push to pass the law that those who want to keep their current plans could do so.

Clinton also reminded Americans that the rollout of the Medicare prescription-drug program under President George W. Bush was also fraught with problems.

“It was a disaster. There were people that lost their prescriptions for their existing medicine. And they fixed it,” Clinton said.

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