Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has never met an entitlement program he could defeat, even with a majority of the Senate, and the White House behind him.
The Hill is reporting that McConnell “signaled” his doubts. At a Rotary Club meeting.
“If my side is unable to agree on an adequate replacement, then some kind of action with regard to private health insurance markets must occur,” McConnell said a Rotary Club meeting in Kentucky on Thursday, according to multiple reports.
I am speechless with disappointment. All the words I have for this are unsuitable to print.
We are on the very cusp of finally making the smallest possible step to ratchet back an enormous Leviathan of a government program, and McConnell is surrendering to the short-sighted politics of three Republican senators, one of whom is a closet Democrat.
Sen. Ted Cruz’s proposal should be enough to convince most GOP senators to back some kind of repeal, but McConnell would rather deal with Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer instead.
“It’s encouraging that Sen. McConnell today acknowledged that the issues with the exchanges are fixable,” Schumer said. “As we’ve said time and time again, Democrats are eager to work with Republicans to stabilize the markets and improve the law. At the top of the list should be ensuring cost-sharing payments are permanent, which will protect health care for millions.”
There’s no “fixing” Obamacare without putting America on a path to Berniecare. We are going to end up with single payer because of this poltroonery. Call Sen. McConnell’s office at (202) 224-2541 and let him know what you think of his “doubts.”