Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told CNBC on Thursday he gave President Obama a "contrary opinion" on the early stages of the Affordable Care Act, which debuted with a glitch-ridden website and troubled exchanges.
"He asked for my opinion," Emanuel said during an interview on "Squawk Box." "I gave it to him and why I thought we should do something slightly different."
Pressed on whether he thought the White House should have listened to his more incremental approach for health-care reform, Emanuel praised the president for seeking out opposing views as they hammered out what would later become known as Obamacare.
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