WKU Public Radio News Staff
McConnell Calls for End of Obama Healthcare Plan
Sat March 24, 2012
Kentucky Senator McConnell Delivers G-O-P Address
In the Weekly Republican Address, U-S Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell today called for the repeal of President Obama's healthcare reform law. Speaking just days before the U-S Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the law, the lawmaker from Louisville said the bill the White House backed has "made things worse." McConnell did note that the President was right to join a call for health care reform,but he criticized the Obama plan for leading to higher costs and premiums.
Senator McConnell cited a report from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office in criticizing the Administration's Healthcare Reform package. The CBO report concludes that the White House plan for healthcare reform means 800 thousand fewer jobs over the next decade.
President Obama has defended his Healthcare Reform Plan in the past as a "middle of the road, centrist approach." He says the law can help to make prescriptions more affordable for seniors and can help to provide coverage for those currently without insurance.