South Carolina’s Sen. James W. DeMint (R.) posted on his blog “Jim’s Blog” Sept. 6 “a devastating rebuttal to former president William J. Clinton’s full-throated defense of the President Barack Obama’s health care reforms at the Democrat’s national convention in Charlotte, N.C., the night before.
Chris Jacobs, a health care analyst, who works DeMint’s Capitol Hill staff, takes issue with three assertions by the former president in speech, which was the formal address placing Obama’s name in nomination for another term in the White House.
Clinton: “So are we all better off because President Obama fought for [the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act] and passed it? You bet we are.”
“First, President Obama promised that premiums would go down by $2,500 in his first term – so even ‘only’ a four percent increase represents a broken promise, Jacobs said. “However, even this increase of ‘only’ four percent is something about which President Obama should be far from boastful.”