Secretary of Explaining Stuff Bill Clinton on Wednesday took a stab at getting the public to understand and get behind Obamacare even if they opposed it initially.
"I'm still amazed at how much misunderstanding there is about current system of health care...what changes are occurring now and in the future," the former president said.
Folks should support the Affordable Care Act even if they weren't in favor it to begin with, he said, citing these reasons:
1) "It's better than current system which is unaffordable and unhealthy."
2) "It gives a chance to states to devise programs that works for them."
3) "Taxpayers in states that aren't cooperating still pay for the law and the money goes to somewhere else."
Clinton reeled off some stats on how he says the law has already helped Americans:
-105 million Americans have seen lifetime limits on their benefits abolished.
-17 million children can no longer be denied coverage
In January, insurers will no longer be able to charge higher rates or exclude coverage for the 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, Clinton pointed out.
Clinton said Medicaid expansion under the law will dramatically reduce the burden of uncompensated care to health care providers.
"We'll all be better off working together together instead of to keep replaying the same old battles," he said.