Obama and Clinton defend health care reform at Clinton Global Initiative chat

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By msnbc staff

In just one week on Oct. 1—unless Republicans defy long odds to block its implementation—the president’s health care plan will take effect. But while Republicans are openly feuding over how to defund the bill, it’s Democrats who are showing a united front to push Obamacare to the public.

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama sat back down with his self-described “Secretary of Explaining Stuff” Bill Clinton, who helped Obama debunk myths on health care reform. Their chat at the Clinton Global Initiative event also drove home the point that Democrats are united when it comes to making health care implementation a success.

“Let’s face it, it’s been a little political, this whole Obamacare thing,” Obama said, USA Today reported.

The Republican fight over whether to shut down the federal government if a stop gap spending bill that includes a measure to defund the Affordable Care Act doesn’t pass may put Democrats out ahead.

“When it comes to policy and budget disputes, the party that is united and always beats the party that isn’t,” said The Daily Rundown host and NBC Political Director Chuck Todd on Wednesday’s show. “It’s hard to look at the GOP and view them as a party that is united.”

Watch Chuck’s full First Read analysis from this morning’s The Daily Rundown in the above clip.

Obama and Clinton defend health care reform at Clinton Global Initiative chat

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