August 27th, 2010
11:22 AM ET
12 years ago

McConnell: Truth catches up to Dems on health care

(CNN) - In an Op-Ed published Friday on CNN, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, says Democrats are finally abandoning the idea that the new health care law will cut spending and reduce the deficit.

Read McConnell's CNN Op-Ed

Filed under: 2010 • Health care • issues • Mitch McConnell
soundoff (134 Responses)
  1. thinking hurts

    Congressional Budget Office
    Income 14,700 your cost 7% or $1,100
    Income 50,100 your cost 14% or $7,100

    Family of 4
    Income 30,000 your cost 8% or $2,300
    Income 102,100 your cost 19% or $19,100
    In 2016 projected for single person $11,800 and about $24,000 Family of four
    Per YR
    last time a CBO projected cost came in ?

    August 27, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  2. Simon, Florida

    He's right. As with every government program the "free" in free health care is going to cost everybody a lot more than was originally stated. Besides this was never about health care. If they cared about our health they would have put us on the same plan that congress is on.

    August 27, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  3. andy

    Op-Ed from the guy who has public healthcare, what a crook.
    Koch brothers are the real terrorists.

    August 27, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    That was always a lie......and they knew it was a lie, all along.

    August 27, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  5. andy

    "OP-ED published on CNN" – oh wow, the CNN is becoming more and more like a tabloid. I swear another few months and CNN will never be able to get its reputation back. Take a note CNN management.

    August 27, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  6. Jim

    You mean Obama and the Democrats who had to coerce and bribe others and not let anyone actually see the bill (let alone study it) were being dishonest in the manner, claims and outloook?

    Can't imagine that....

    August 27, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  7. StrategicBob

    Mitch McConnell is as inexperienced with truth as he is with flying without benefit of an airplane. He would not recognize truth if it came up and slapped him.

    August 27, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  8. nick

    McConnel, if you have ever been sick and needed to go to the doctor but were turned down because you did not have Medical Insurance as I have been and millions upon millions of other Americans then you would know why we back this Health Care Plan. To a calloused Republican like you it probably doesn't mean much but at least realize that thousands a year die because card carrying Republican doctors are so greedy and self-centered and mean spirited and calloused that the cries of pain and suffering mean nothing to them. Like you, McConnel, its all about money – first and last and all the way through.

    August 27, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    Unlike the Bush tax cuts, put through by reconciliation, the healthcare passed on Christmas eve with 60 votes! Why don't the republicans ever acknowledge that fact?!?!

    August 27, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
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