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McConnell on Obama: 'Another campaign-style event won't solve' health care issues

  • McClatchy Washington Bureau
  • Published Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at 2:35 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at 5:39 a.m.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell had a quick response to President Barack Obama's latest effort to promote the Affordable Care Act.

"Another campaign-style event won’t solve the myriad problems facing consumers under Obamacare," the Kentucky Republican said.

"Consumers didn’t need another 20,000 pages of regulations and higher premiums and deductibles to let a 25-year old stay on his parents’ plan—and they really didn’t need Obamacare’s cancellation of millions of plans that people already have and like in order to provide help to those with preexisting conditions."

The Senate is out of session this week and plans to return Dec. 9.

McConnell added:

“The American people have been learning about the impact Obamacare will have on individuals and families in the form of higher premiums, disrupted insurance, and lost jobs—more broken promises from the administration. And they’re becoming increasingly aware of the fact Obamacare is broken beyond repair. The only ‘fix’ is full repeal followed by step-by-step, patient-centered reforms that drive down costs and that Americans actually want.”

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