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Tommy Thompson blasts Obamacare


MADISON (WKOW) -- As President Obama continues to push for young people to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, former Health and Human Services secretary Tommy Thompson says the president will never get the support he needs.

Thompson says the cost of premiums are too high for younger people, because the system is set up for them to subsidize plans for older Americans.

Thompson also blasted current HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius for a doing a poor job of managing the contractors setting up the troubled Obamacare website.

"Nobody brought 'em all together at any one time and said, 'Who's responsible for this and how's it working? How's the interface doing?  How are the communications between you doing and how's the work going on with CMS and my department?'  That's what should have been done, and Secretary Sebelius, I don't think did that," says Thompson.

Former Governor Thompson says he was much more hands-on with the development of Medicare Part D.

The tenth anniversary of  that is this Sunday.

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