Health Care

Clinton tweets ’embrace’ of ObamaCare

Hillary Clinton made clear her embrace of ObamaCare in a tweet on Monday marking the law’s fifth anniversary.


Earlier on Monday, Clinton met with President Obama at the White House for about an hour to discuss “a range of topics,” according to the White House. 

One of the main questions ahead of Clinton’s expected presidential campaign is what issues she will seek some distance from Obama on. But on ObamaCare, she is making clear her support.

The open embrace comes as Republicans seek to tie her to the president and the healthcare law. “The Obama-Clinton approach to health care has only produced broken promises,” the Republican National Committee said in a statement marking the law’s anniversary Monday.

The photo in the tweet is of Clinton hugging Obama after the law passed the House in 2010. Clinton refers to an estimate the administration made earlier this month that 16 million people had gained health insurance under the law. 

The White House defended the Affordable Care Act on Monday, after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced his candidacy and pledged again to repeal ObamaCare. 

“There was a presidential candidate who ran in 2012 promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and that campaign pledge didn’t work out very well for him,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.

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