Bill Clinton sharing a laugh with Barack Obama.

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Bill Clinton seemingly broke from the script Monday while campaigning for his wife in Michigan. Speaking to a group of supporters, the former president said he thinks Obamacare is a bad idea, characterizing President Obama’s signature act of legislation as “the craziest thing in the world,” The Washington Times reports.

Tell us something we don’t know. But wait a minute — doesn’t Hillary Clinton support the Affordable Care Act?



Here’s but one excerpt from a speech the former secretary of state delivered in July 2015:

“I've fought for quality, affordable health care my entire career. As president, I'll defend the Affordable Care Act, build on its successes, and go even further to reduce costs. My plan will crack down on drug companies charging excessive prices, slow the growth of out-of-pocket costs, and provide a new credit to those facing high health expenses.”

Under the “Health Care” section of Clinton’s campaign website, the Democratic nominee promises to “defend and expand the Affordable Care Act.” It would appear as though Bill did not get the “defend the Affordable Care Act” memo.

Here is a clip of Clinton bashing Obamacare as a policy that kills small businesses:

There’s also this clip, in which he refers to the health care legislation as “a crazy system” that punishes the middle class.

“You’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care and then the people are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half,” Bill Clinton said. “It’s the craziest thing in the world.”

The millions of Americans whom Obamacare has hurt agree with you. The question is, does your wife?

As Byron York and the Washington Examiner recently noted, though the progressive health care bill is something Hillary has “worked for all her adult life,” she’s kept eerily quiet on the subject as Election Day draws near:

“A look at transcripts of Clinton stump speeches since she kicked off the general election campaign on Labor Day finds the Democratic candidate almost never talks about Obamacare. She doesn't promise to expand it. She doesn't promise to protect it. She doesn't extol its benefits. She just doesn't mention it.”

Instead, York notes, Hillary Clinton has tailored her speeches to communicate goals of general health care reform and creating “a health care system that works.”

A smart move, given the troubles and bipartisan backlash Obamacare has received across America. Perhaps Bill and Hillary are on the same page after all.

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Carly Hoilman is a Correspondent for Conservative Review. You can follow her on Twitter @CarlyHoilman.

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