Bill Clinton has agreed to help the Obama administration explain health care reform to the American people. Giving the amount of misinformation polluting our airwaves, the former president could be a huge help.
Clinton is a master of talking to the public one-on-one (“Now listen to me here, this is important”), rattling off facts without losing his audience, explaining what’s fair and what isn’t (“and I think you think so too”), sounding for all the world like Jimmy Stewart playing a country lawyer,
As White House aide Dan Pfeiffer pointed out on Twitter while the welcoming the former president to the team, Clinton is “the Secretary of Explaining Stuff.”
Think about it: the majority of uninsured 18-34 year olds are minorities. (I will be explaining why in my next post.) These are the generally healthy young adults we need in the Exchanges in order to keep premiums down. Who do you think they will listen to: John Boehner, Avik Roy, Douglas Holtz-Eakin or Bill Clinton?
Since he left office in January 2001, Clinton’s popularity has soared. Last year, a Gallup poll revealed that about 70 percent of Americans view the former president favorably with young adult among his biggest fans.