September 4th, 2013
12:26 PM ET

Bill Clinton: Explainer-In-Chief

Former President Bill Clinton will speak Wednesday at the Clinton Library in Arkansas to publicly defend Obamacare.

A new poll shows more than 50 percent of American's don't understand the healthcare law, proving that it still needs selling 3 years after it passed. CNN's Athena Jones reports.

At the Democratic National Convention last summer, Former President Clinton gave a passionate defense of the administration's policies, including Obamacare.

"For the last two years, health care spending has grown under 4%, for the first time in 50 years," he said. "So are we all better off because President Obama fought for it and passed it? You bet we are."

President Obama responded by saying, "Somebody emailed me after his speech - they said, you need to appoint him secretary of explaining stuff."

Apparently not such a bad idea.

The speech comes just in time as Republicans, like Senator Ted Cruz, maintain their opposition to the bill.

Cruz has said, "We have been getting calls saying please stop Obamacare. Stop this trainwreck."

GOP Senator Marco Rubio also blasted the administration Tuesday afternoon for plans to spend $8.7 million of taxpayer dollars on ads promoting the law.

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