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Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton told John Dickerson of CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that “enough is enough” when it comes to attacks on the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama‘s signature piece of legislation.
Noting that “the Supreme Court has twice upheld it, yet the Congress has voted more than 50 times to repeal it,” Clinton said we need to “get beyond that,” that “we need to strengthen it, not scrap it. It is the core of how we’re going to provide health care to Americans going forward, the 16 million.”
DICKERSON: And you’re going to talk about Obamacare this week, support it.
CLINTON: Yes, I am.
DICKERSON: What is the big new proposal you’re going to offer?
CLINTON: Well, first, let me say that it’s time that we say that the debate over the Affordable Care Act is over. The Supreme Court has twice upheld it, yet the Congress has voted more than 50 times to repeal it.
Let’s get beyond that. Enough is enough. And we need to strengthen it, not scrap it. It is the core of how we’re going to provide health care to Americans going forward, the 16 million.
But there are other benefits to it that people who are not on the exchanges are being able to take advantage of. You know, 158 million American women are no longer charged more for health care because of our gender. Young people can stay on their parents’ policies until they’re 26.
If you have a preexisting condition, insurance companies can’t shut you out. We have a lot of positives. But there are issues that need to be addressed. I’m going to address them this week, starting with how we’re going to try to control the cost of skyrocketing prescription drugs. It’s something that I hear about wherever I go. It’s part of the plan I will be rolling out in the next few days.
You can watch the discussion, below: