McConnell 3x: All the Ways Republicans Will Cut Health Care, Medicare & Social Security
October 19, 2018
Repeatedly this week, Mitch McConnell made it very clear what Republicans plan to do if they pick up seats in the midterm elections. They will cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, and gut the Affordable Care Act.
McConnell said Republicans’ plan for addressing the skyrocketing budget deficit would be to go after Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Washington Post: “In an interview with Bloomberg News on Tuesday, McConnell (R-Ky.) called the nation’s growing deficit and debt ‘very disturbing’ and argued that it’s being driven by Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid.”
McConnell said that if Republicans pick up seats in the midterm elections they could try to repeal the Affordable Care Act again.
Reuters: “Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday, calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the healthcare law a ‘disappointment.’”
McConnell defended the Trump-backed lawsuit that could end protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Bloomberg: “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defended a lawsuit to undo the Affordable Care Act’s protection of insurance for pre-existing health conditions even though it’s become a problem for Republican candidates in the campaign for control of Congress.”