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07.10.17

Obamacare Is Hurtling Towards Collapse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the failures of Obamacare: "Obamacare has been hurtling towards collapse for years. Today it sits on the edge of total meltdown. Unless we do something about that, even more Americans are going to get hurt. These are the men and women we represent - Americans who didn't do anything wrong, Americans who in too many cases have been hurt by Obamacare already - and w… Continue Reading


06.29.17

Americans Deserve Better Than Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican health care plan: "Senators and the White House are continuing discussions on the path forward for bringing relief from Obamacare and its collapsing markets. We've made good progress, and we'll keep working. As we do, our focus will remain on the major Obamacare problems that continue to hurt Americans across the country. "Under Obamacare, p… Continue Reading


06.28.17

McConnell On Health Care: We Have To Get This Done For The American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor outlining the Senate Republican health care plan: "Yesterday, Senate Republicans gathered at the White House for another discussion on the way forward on health care. We had a productive conversation. I appreciate the administration's engagement, and I look forward to more discussions in the days ahead. We will continue working so that we can bring legislation to the floor … Continue Reading


06.26.17

Senate Health Care Plan Will Provide Better Care For Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor outlining the Senate Republican health care plan: "Seven years ago, Democrats forced an unfair health care system on our country that they called the 'Affordable Care Act.' It turned out to be anything but. They told Americans it would lower their premiums - but Obamacare has increased premiums by an average of 105 percent in the vast majority of states on the federal exc… Continue Reading


06.22.17

Americans Deserve Better Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor outlining the Senate Republican health care discussion draft: "Seven years ago, Democrats imposed Obamacare on our country. They said it would lower costs. It didn't. From 2013 to 2017, premiums have on average doubled in the vast majority of states on the federal exchange. Next year, Obamacare premiums will go up across the country again - potentially by as much as 43 perc… Continue Reading


06.21.17

Obamacare Has Continued To Hurt The People We Represent

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Republicans' commitment to rescuing the American people hurt by Obamacare: "In the many years since Obamacare was imposed on the American people, it has continued to hurt the people we represent - over, and over, and over again. Higher costs. Fewer choices. Pain and heartbreak for the middle class. We've watched Obamacare unravel before our very eyes wi… Continue Reading


06.20.17

McConnell On Obamacare: We Have To Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Republicans' commitment to rescuing the American people hurt by Obamacare: "We've been debating Obamacare's failures and what to do about them for so many years now. We've heard so many distressed stories from constituents who've been hurt by Obamacare. Thankfully, the Senate will soon have a chance to turn the page on this failed law. As I said yester… Continue Reading


06.19.17

Despite Obamacare’s Failures, Democrats Are Still Trying To Prevent Congress From Acting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Republicans' commitment to rescuing the American people hurt by Obamacare: "I remember well seven years ago, Senator Reid was the Majority Leader. We were called into session the Monday after Thanksgiving and we stayed here seven days a week until Christmas Eve. So why did we stay in session seven days a week from the Monday after Thanksgiving until Chr… Continue Reading


06.19.17

We Can and Must Do Better Than Obamacare’s Status Quo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Republicans' commitment to rescuing the American people hurt by Obamacare: "What has happened in the years since Obamacare was imposed on our country? Year after year, it drove up costs. Year after year, it drove down choice. Year after year, it continued to unravel before our very eyes. It's a trend that continues today - and one that will only get… Continue Reading


06.12.17

Working To Bring Relief From Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans commitment to rescuing the American people hurt by Obamacare: "Seven years ago, Senate Democrats and the Obama Administration forced Obamacare on the American people. But Obamacare never lived up to what Democrats promised. From rising costs to shrinking choices and collapsing markets, the problems associated with Obamacare grew across the count… Continue Reading


06.08.17

Obamacare Has Had Disastrous Impacts Across the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare: "Just this week, Ohioans learned that a major insurer will exit their state's Obamacare exchanges next year, leaving thousands in at least 18 counties without a single option in the marketplace. The state's Insurance Department cites Obamacare as the reason behind this troubling news, saying, 'Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Ohio h… Continue Reading


06.06.17

Obamacare Is Clearly Failing To Live Up To Its Promises

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare: "Every week, it seems we hear more news about the failures of Obamacare. For instance, two weeks ago, we learned that nearly 70,000 people in parts of Missouri and Kansas would lose their last insurance provider on the Obamacare exchanges in 2018 - from rural towns to Kansas City, these Americans are being left without options. Last w… Continue Reading


05.25.17

The Obamacare Status Quo is Unsustainable and Indefensible

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare: "What has happened in the years since Democrats forced Obamacare on our country? Health choices plummeted downward, year after year after year. Health costs skyrocketed higher, year after year. And what have Democrats, who promised the opposite, done all these years since - all these years since, as Republicans repeatedly warned we h… Continue Reading


05.24.17

Obamacare Prices are Skyrocketing, Choices are Plummeting and the Marketplace is Collapsing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare: "A new report released last night from the Department of Health and Human Services revealed startling new numbers showing just how substantial premium increases have been under Obamacare. According to that report, average annual Obamacare premiums have increased by nearly $3,000 since 2013 - the year that most of the healthcare law's … Continue Reading


05.18.17

Obamacare Just Isn’t Working

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare: "Too many Americans woke up this morning worried about the rising costs and limited options they've experienced under Obamacare. As they went to work, too many struggled with the reality that their Obamacare premiums could take an even larger bite out of their paycheck next year. This afternoon, as they pick up their kids, too many will… Continue Reading


05.16.17

As Obamacare Crumbles, Americans Are Left To Pick Up The Pieces

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the failures of Obamacare: "As Obamacare continues to collapse, a new Gallup poll out last week showed, quote, 'Healthcare Surges as Top Problem in US.' It's not hard to see why so many Americans feel this way. They turn on the TV and hear that there will be even fewer options on the Obamacare marketplaces in state after state. They pick up the newspaper and see … Continue Reading


05.10.17

Democrats Admit Obamacare is Failing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Obamacare and Senate Democrats' acknowledgement that the status quo is unsustainable: "I'm glad to see many of our Democratic friends here with us today. Yesterday, they sent me a letter indicating that they want to participate as we work on legislation that can bring relief from Obamacare. In that letter, they acknowledged the need to 'improve and reform the hea… Continue Reading


05.08.17

Obamacare Will Hurt Countless More Americans If We Don’t Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor: "Today the Senate will move to confirm Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force. Wilson is a Rhodes Scholar, Air Force Academy graduate - part of the third class ever to admit women, by the way - and a dedicated public servant who served several terms in Congress. I'm sure she'll work hard in this new role to strengthen the branch of the military she cares so much abo… Continue Reading


03.23.17

Seven Years Of Obamacare’s Broken Promises

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the urgent need to repeal and replace Obamacare: "Today marks the seventh anniversary of Obamacare becoming law. In the years since, millions of Americans lost their plans and their doctors. They saw the costs of their premiums and deductibles soar. They watched their choices disappear as insurers were forced out of the marketplace. "Former-President Bill Clinto… Continue Reading


03.22.17

The Legacy of Obamacare: Increased Costs, Diminishing Choices and Broken Promises

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Congress' commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare: "We've all seen the headlines. We've all heard the heartbreaking stories. We've all watched as health insurance markets have edged closer to collapse. And we've noticed a common theme: Obamacare is failing in Kentucky and around the country. "In my home state, insurance premiums increased by up to 47 perce… Continue Reading

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