Robby Mook totally dodged a question about Bill Clinton’s recent Obamacare takedown during a Tuesday morning interview on CBS.
“Robby, how would Secretary Clinton, if she were elected president, change the Affordable Care Act?” asked “This Morning” host Charlie Rose. “As you know, former President Bill Clinton had something to say about it yesterday in terms of people that were not exactly coming in as well as they thought they might.” (VIDEO: Bill Clinton Trashes Obamacare, Calls It ‘Crazy System’)
“Well, uh, I, uh, I’m sorry, I thought you were going to play a clip there,” Mook laughed while readjusting his earpiece. “I’m really glad you asked that question.”
“It’s a really important question because this is an issue that affects a lot of voters. The important thing is that 20 million Americans have health insurance today because of the Affordable Care act,” he continued. “It’s made a tremendous difference in a lot of people’s lives, but we need to do more to lower premiums, and in particular the price of drugs is rising way too fast.”
“Secretary Clinton and Sen. Kaine have a plan to get those drug prices down, make sure families can afford them and finally do something about these premium increases.”
“But does Secretary Clinton agree with her husband that Obamacare is a ‘crazy system that hurts small businesses’?” chimed in host Norah O’Donnell.
“Well, what he was referring to was the health care system, both as it used to be and then sometimes what happens in some of these markets you know where basically the marketplace skews the cost,” Mook responded in total disregard for the actual question.
“This is exactly why we’ve got to do something about premium increases.”