Bill Clinton calls Obamacare &quot;the craziest thing in the world.&quot; https://t.co/TMq0ymogLS pic.twitter.com/ymQielgaTz&mdash; CNN (@CNN) October 4, 2016 Bill Clinton criticized President Obama&rsquo;s most significant policy achievement while campaigning for Hillary Clinton this week, breaking with his wife&rsquo;s public practice by referring to aspects of the&nbsp;Obamacare system as &ldquo;the craziest thing in the world.&rdquo;At a rally for Democrats in Flint, Mich., on Monday, Clinton said the current system works fine for seniors on Medicare, poor people on Medicaid and low-income earners who qualify for Obamacare subsidies.But small-business owners and individuals who make just a little too much to qualify for government subsidies are &ldquo;getting killed in this deal,&rdquo; the former president said.&ldquo;So you&rsquo;ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have healthcare, and then the people who are out there busting it sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half,&rdquo; Clinton said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s the craziest thing in the world.&rdquo;In their substance, the remarks weren&rsquo;t at odds with the Democratic nominee&rsquo;s public stand. Hillary Clinton says she wants to &ldquo;defend and build on the Affordable Care Act&rdquo; and improve it, possibly through a public option that may bring down the price of other plans through competition.But Bill Clinton broke with Hillary Clinton&rsquo;s fierce public loyalty to Obamacare, a split message that either showed him to be off the campaign game plan &mdash;&nbsp;or mercurially in sync with it.It was &ldquo;the true definition of a campaign gaffe, where a politician screws up by saying what they really think,&rdquo; said Kevin Madden, an advisor to 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney.At the same time, Bill Clinton could be making a play for white working-class voters who feel they are suffering under the Affordable Care Act &mdash;&nbsp;feeding a suspicion in Washington that the former president could morph into a shadow candidate, saying the things the real candidate can&rsquo;t say.&ldquo;Everyone is always quick to ascribe some sort of triangulating genius&rdquo; to Bill Clinton, as one strategist put it. &ldquo;Best way to test the theory that it&rsquo;s some sort of signaling? Watch to see if they walk this back.&rdquo;Right off the bat, the Clinton campaign did not do so.&ldquo;What he was expressing was the same view that not only Hillary Clinton has, but President Obama would express as well,&rdquo; senior Clinton advisor Jen Palmieri told MSNBC on Tuesday. &ldquo;As much progress has been made with the ACA, there are still a lot of cost issues to be dealt with not just for small businesses, but for some individuals.&rdquo;In his Obamacare critique in Flint, Bill Clinton offered one policy scenario.&ldquo;Here&rsquo;s the simplest thing,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Figure out an affordable rate and let people use that, something that won&rsquo;t undermine your quality of life, won&rsquo;t interfere with your ability to make expenses, won&rsquo;t interfere with your ability to save money for your kids&rsquo; college education, and let people buy into Medicare or Medicaid.&rdquo;It is unclear exactly what he meant, but that simple solution could be an allusion to the thing liberals most want &mdash;&nbsp;a single-payer system.