UNITED STATES -- Former President Bill Clinton is speaking out in favor of the Affordable Care Act.

In an address at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Clinton said the new health care law gives Americans "the best chance we've had to achieve nearly universal coverage, provide higher quality health care and lower the rate of cost increases." 

He said millions of seniors are already paying less for drugs because of the Affordable Care Act. Clinton's speech comes less than a month before the public can begin signing up for health care exchanges.   

Clinton's speech is seen as a boost to the White House.  President Obama once referred to Bill Clinton as the "Secretary of Explaining Stuff."