Bill Clinton Urges Opponents to Get Behind Affordable Care Act

Published 09/04 2013 01:51PM

Updated 09/04 2013 02:47PM

Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Former president Bill Clinton returned to Arkansas Wednesday to defend President Obama's health care law.

During a speech at the Clinton Presidential Library, the former president urged opponents of the Affordable Care Act to stop trying to repeal the law and get behind it.

"And finally, it is a law. And I think we've all got an interest in trying to faithfully execute the law. You get one of these elected jobs, you actually take an oath to do that," Clinton said.

Clinton and other high-profile figures have been tapped to help raise awareness for the Affordable Care Act and clear up any confusion.

White House officials have planned a series of similar speeches in the coming weeks.

Open enrollment the new health care law begins Oct. 1.

To read more about Clinton's speech, click here.

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