Washington Repeal the new health care overhaul and replace it with something better, says the Senate’s top Republican, who led a solid wall of GOP opposition to the Democratic plan.
But Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell doesn’t have the votes now to overcome a certain veto by President Barack Obama of his top domestic priority, and the White House has said it would welcome a political fight with Republicans over repeal efforts.
McConnell said in his party’s weekly radio and video address Saturday that “nobody is satisfied with the health care system as it is.” Costs are out of control and “people are being squeezed out of the market.”
The legislation Obama signed this past week doesn’t solve those problems, McConnell contended, and undermines what is best about health care in this country — a wide range of medical options and innovations.
McConnell was emphasizing a new GOP political approach that proposes replacing the new health plan “with commonsense solutions,” rather than just repealing it.