Health Law Repeal Back On The Table? McConnell Says If GOP Wins Enough Senate Seats It Could Be An Option
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called the failure to repeal the health law "the one disappointment of this Congress," and suggested he would consider it in the future if the support was there from members.
McConnell Says Senate Republicans Might Revisit Obamacare Repeal
Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday, calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the healthcare law a "disappointment." In a forecast of 2019 policy goals tempered by uncertainty about who would win the congressional elections, McConnell blamed social programs, such as Social Security and Medicare, for the fast-rising national debt. (10/17)
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McConnell: GOP May Take Another Shot At Repealing Obamacare After The Midterms
“If we had the votes to completely start over, we’d do it. But that depends on what happens in a couple weeks. . . . We’re not satisfied with the way Obamacare is working,” McConnell said. Republicans are optimistic about their chances of maintaining control of the Senate next month, while polls suggest that a Democratic takeover of the House is increasingly likely. (Sonmez, 10/17)