After six years of promises to repeal Obamacare, Republicans are caving.
And that now includes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
On Thursday, McConnell stated quite frankly that the GOP senators may not be able to repeal and replace Obamacare, saying instead that a small, temporary fix to Obamacare is needed.
“Unfortunately, this healthcare issue has been a very divisive and partisan issue,” the Kentucky senator remarked, TWKS reports.
“If my side is unable to agree on an adequate replacement, then some kind of action with regard to private health insurance markets must occur,” he said.
McConnell delayed a vote on the Senate’s version of healthcare legislation last month after as many as nine Republicans said they could not support it.
Days earlier, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that the Senate’s healthcare plan would leave an additional 22 million Americans without coverage in a decade.
McConnell reportedly has floated the possibility of working with Democrats to salvage the healthcare bill.
But he told Rotarians Thursday that taking “no action is not an alternative,” The Associated Press reports.
“We’ve got the insurance markets imploding all over the country, including in this state,” he said.
“The status quo is not sustainable.”
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