(CNN) - He used to be a big supporter of the Affordable Care Act, but Mike Tyson now says Obamacare's suffered a knockout.
"It just really went horrible," the former heavyweight boxing champion of the world told CNN's Piers Morgan in an interview that aired Wednesday evening on "Piers Morgan Live."
"It's really, it's really bad," Tyson added.
The comments appear to be a change of opinion for Tyson, who in an 2012 interview with Morgan applauded President Barack Obama's efforts on health care, adding that the President and Vice President Joe Biden "give the people in that desperational need, that hope."
The start up of Obamacare over the past two months has been extremely flawed, with major problems plaguing HealthCare.gov, the system's main website for people to sign up for coverage, and with a controversy over insurance policy cancellations due primarily to the new national health law.
Tyson says he still believes in giving health care coverage to the millions of Americans currently without insurance, but added that "as of now it doesn't seem they can get it. I was for it a 100 percent but we just have to come to the reality that it didn't work."
CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this story
You MUST be kidding with this article!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why, Mike Tyson is fully qualified to speak on political and medical matters. After all, he has spent time in a government facility and has experience as a (non-consensual) gynecologist.
I guess like most liberals, he finally discovered it wasn't free after all.
I could see him complaining about dental coverage, in case he damages his teeth biting someone's ear off. Does anybody care what Mike Tyson thinks?
Mike Tyson doesn't even understand the difference between Obamacare and the website for Obamacare. Shame on you CNN for such a cheap headline!
Tyson has no credibility and especially when talking about healthcare. What the hell would he know?
This story is totally undeserving of being newsworthy. Shame on CNN and Piers Morgan.
Mike Tyson is a has been boxing champ... a rapist... a drug addict...an embarrassment to the sport of boxing... and an insult to all women. Not to mention he is far from intelligent and lacking basic smarts.
Who gives a damn what his opinion is on any subject!!!!
I just have had my second refund since ACA went into effect. I know it is hard for the folks that have never had real insurance but for responsible folks like me who always have had insurance it is a God send. It is time for people to pay for insurance and stop putting the burden on the middle class that are responsible. I am sorry if you think you shouldn't have to pay for insurance, I think you're a deadbeat if you can afford it but don't pay for it. We already pay for the poor now.
The GOP certainly has the folks that have been hit in the head too many times fooled. I just am tired of paying for the deadbeats that can afford insurance but leave their bills for me to pick up. We will always have to cover the poor, the deadbeats that can afford insurance but spend more than they can afford and go bankrupt are who we need to fix.
I'm not really interested in a man's opinion that had a 400million dollar fortune and lost it all. He needs to think before he speaks.....................................
"it went really horrible."
what changed since he signed the law?
Obama exempted various groups from the law. They cancelled one or two unworkable portions. They even delayed some provisions that were imposed on businesses.
So, what exactly went horrible? Just a web site?
Nobody likes peirs morgan, not even liberals –It will just be a matter of time till he is packing and flying back to england.
It'l be interesting how the system fails when the people that did sign up start paying for their health insurance.
Who cares what Tyson thinks about anything?
Mike Tyson proved that he was a cannibal in the ring! I am no fan of Obozocare either, so Tyson and I both have the ame opinion on that one!
Mike just blew his chance of having a beer with the president.
If he was for Obamacare you lefties would be praising him.
Well, Tyson has brain damage, no doubt and was never the brightest bulb to begin with. Would he care to elaborate with a reason or it just is "really bad" enough for the reporter? Yeah, condemn it in it's first two months as useless.
Anyway, as I said, brain damaged. And the rest of the people who blindly oppose it without knowing the facts.
Obamacare is for the rich!! Obama and the rich elite that serves him still have great care. They couldn't care less how the middle and lower class are affected! Disgusting to see the rich prosper off the backs of the poor under oBama.
Here we have a man who's never made a good decision in his entire life proclaiming Obamacare is bad. Makes perfect sense.
What next? Dennis Rodman becoming a foreign diplomat?
Mike T and P Morgan, there's a pair I don't want advise from.
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Wow. Talking to Mike Tyson about Obamacare. Was Snooki not available?
LOL. Like Mike Tyson is an expert on anything!!!!
Mike don't make the news, mike just report the news. Why you no like the news? You probably voted for it.