McConnell hates Obamacare but does he think any piece of it can work?

11/12/2013 02:51 PM

While U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has faced criticism from the right for not doing enough to repeal the Affordable Care Act, he clearly is using “Obamacare” to put pressure on his chief Democratic rival, Alison Lundergan Grimes.

McConnell called reporters to his Louisville campaign headquarters Tuesday to outline his laundry list of concerns and criticisms with the health care law — and only take questions about that topic.

He did outline some of the alternative changes to the health care system he would have liked to have seen, including creating a high-risk insurance pool for those with pre-existing conditions and allowing insurance companies to compete across state lines.

McConnell spent 10 minutes outlining why he believes the law will fail Americans and spent 10 minutes taking questions and selectively answering them. Here’s what came out of the press availability:

About Ryan Alessi

Ryan Alessi joined cn|2 in May 2010 as senior managing editor and host of Pure Politics. He is now pursuing an advanced degree in non-fiction writing from Murray State University and is a regular contributor to Pure Politics. Ryan has covered politics for more than 14 years, including seven years as a reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader. Ryan can be reached at or @mycn2 on Twitter.


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