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McConnell: Kentuckians 'distraught' over health care law

McConnell: Kentuckians 'distraught' over health care law

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 10:14 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) says Kentuckians are "distraught" over the federal government takeover of health care.

Three days after telling Hardin Memorial Hospital workers that the odds are still in favor of the health care law surviving, McConnell stressed Thursday that the law needs to be repealed.

Kentucky's senior senator says United States cannot handle Medicare and Medicaid, already.

"So the question is, what can you do at the federal level to work on some of these issues that are related to cost, because we can't afford to take over all of American health care.  This is going to tank," McConnell said on WHAS11's Great Day Live.

Instead, McConnell proposed policy aimed at making health insurance more affordable, including increasing competition among health insurance companies and enacting lawsuit reform to reduce the legal cost of practicing medicine.


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