Hillary Rodham Clinton warned New Hampshire voters Friday that if the country elects a Republican president, the next administration would repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and undermine policies helping large numbers of Americans.
The Democratic presidential front-runner presented herself as a candidate of continuity from Obama and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, praising the Supreme Court’s recent ruling upholding health care subsidies under the overhaul. She said past Republican administrations had left incoming Democrats with economic headaches.
“Let’s break that and have a Democratic president to continue the policies that actually work for the vast majority of Americans,” Clinton said. She said that at the end of her husband’s two terms, the economy had generated 22 million jobs, a balanced budget and “a surplus that would have paid off our national debt if it had not been rudely interrupted by the next administration.”
Addressing about 850 people on a sun-dappled kickoff to the Fourth of July weekend, Clinton said bluntly that if the nation sends a Republican to the White House, “they will repeal the Affordable Care Act. That is as certain as I can say.”