Health
3:03 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Grimes, McConnell on Health Care

Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell

Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for US Senate Alison Lundergan Grimes says there are problems with the Affordable Care Act that need to be fixed. However, she told reporters at the State Fair Thursday scrapping the national health care law is not the answer…

"I don't think we throw the whole baby out with the bath water...I think we actually have to work to fix it. Instead of forty times working to kick youngsters off of their parent's insurance, or to deny people coverage for preexisting conditions, or to deny people long-term coverage, or to raise prescription drug prices as Senator McConnell has done." -  Alison Lundergan Grimes 

Lundergan Grimes says regulatory burdens in the law should be streamlined to incentivize businesses to provide health care coverage for their employees.

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell claims there’s growing bi-partisan opposition to the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as “Obama Care”. McConnell also spoke with members of the press at the Kentucky State Fair…

"The House has passed bills to delay the employer mandate, believing the President didn't have the authority to do it on his own. 35 Democrats voted for that. They also passed a bill to delay the individual mandate...22 Democrats voted for that. The head of the AFLCIO in Nevada said the bill was a disaster." - Mitch McConnell  

McConnell says one of the Democrats who championed the bill in the Senate now calls it a “train wreck”.