Ted Cruz: Clintons fleeing Obamacare
By: Jose DelReal
November 13, 2013 08:55 AM EST
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Wednesday that “nobody can defend” the Affordable Care Act following its troubled roll out, suggesting that recent comments by Bill Clinton should serve as a smoke signal to Democrats.
“Three and a half years ago it might have been possible for reasonable minds to differ,” he said on Fox News on Wednesday regarding the ACA. “Today, nobody is saying that. Nobody can defend it because millions of people are losing their jobs or are at part-time work.”
Cruz emphasized that millions of Americans have had their health insurance plans changed or cancelled in recent months, which has resulted in widespread criticism of President Barack Obama.
On Tuesday, Clinton called on the administration to take steps to mitigate the problems created by the ACA — recommending potentially even changing the law to ensure consumers can keep their health plans — which Cruz says shows how politically toxic the law has become.
“That was certainly revealing, and it suggests perhaps that Hillary Clinton is looking to run away from President Obama and Obamacare. And that ought to be a signal to Democrats. This thing isn’t working,” Cruz said.
“I don’t think it’s fixable. The White House is coming in with all these fixes and little bells in whistles, but they’re not going to work. It is fundamentally flawed,” he said. “The problem is it’s falling apart.”