Former President Bill Clinton says Democrats should embrace Obamacare. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton offered a full-throated defense of Obamacare to a crowd of progressives Wednesday night, urging Democrats not to run away from their votes for health care reform in the 2014 elections.
“I think that it is a colossal error to be afraid to discuss policy with the American people or to think they don’t care or to think that they can’t get it. I think it’s a terrible mistake for people who voted for the health care bill to run away from it,” said Clinton to applause. He delivered the keynote address at the Center for American Progress’s annual fundraising dinner at the Newseum.