Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released his draft health care bill today and it’s another betrayal.
We are still learning the details of the plan and there is much we don’t know, but one thing is clear – the plan completely fails to repeal Obamacare as we were promised.
After writing the bill behind closed doors, McConnell has once again done exactly the opposite of what he told the voters he would do.
MitchCare keeps Obamacare’s coverage mandates, it keeps Obamacare’s costly Medicaid spending, and it keeps Obamacare’s subsidies. If it passes, it will lead to endless bailouts, price increases, and debt – all blamed on Republicans and the free market.
Thankfully, Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Ron Johnson (R-WI) aren’t playing along.
In a joint statement, the four senators said:
“Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor. There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current healthcare system but it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their healthcare costs.”
MitchCare keeps both the root and the branch of Obamacare, which breaks the promise McConnell made and puts millions of American families at risk.
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We will keep you updated as we learn more about the Senate health care plan and let you know what you can do to help repeal Obamacare.