Former president Bill Clinton says in a new interview that he was merely trying to help President Obama when he suggested Obama should live up to his word and allow people to keep their current health insurance plans.

At the time, Clinton's words were seen as putting pressure on Obama and -- in the minds of some -- separating the Clinton brand from Obamacare in advance of the 2016 presidential election, when Hillary Clinton might run again and not want an unpopular health-care law dragging her down.