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. nn

    Which democrats are abandoning the idea. Haven't read about that yet.

    August 27, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  2. ETM

    The truth is that McConnell and crew have no ideas on this issue or any other substantial issue, except perhaps to say no. The health care act, as it is implemented, will be a great success.

    August 27, 2010 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  3. DUMocRATS RECORD DEFICITS + TAXES

    We knew the DUMocRATS were lying.
    We knew OBOZO was full of it.
    How's that "hope and change", which was really "Hype and Lies" working for you now?

    August 27, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    McConnell is just being a hater as usual. More and more people are supporting the new healhcare law and these just say No republicans are going to make it out to be a bad thing.

    August 27, 2010 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  5. Sue

    More Scare, Fear, and Lies from the Party of No that doesn't want this Health care Plan to work.....

    August 27, 2010 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  6. Fair is Fair

    First foaming-at-the-mouth Obamatron to use the word "turtle" gets a cookie.

    August 27, 2010 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  7. Peter E

    Yeah, that would be nice IF republicans ACTUALLY offered ANY alternatives. But they didn't. The 'alternative' republican plan McConnell keeps refering to was a three page outline, about 80% of which was directly copied from the Obama plan anyway. Real change was defeated the moment the party of NO banded together with Joe Lieberman to remove the public option. All of the 'broken promises' McConnell keeps complaining about were a direct result of that. It was because Obama listened stupidly to republicans, made compromises, and hence squandered the chance for any real change. Next time Obama should stop compromising and ignore the selfish, greedy complaints by republicans who only obstruct real progress.

    August 27, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  8. barry

    I think everybody knew that wasn't the case. People wanted to believe it. The problem with Obamacare is it is going to be so massive it will cripple everything in the Health Care industry. It will be a political nightmare as well. The whole program was put together by Democrats only. It was rammed through and it's their baby.

    August 27, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  9. GI Joe

    I hope the people of Kentucky suffer a long time for putting this U.S. hater back in the Senate AGAIN !!

    Party first party first party first.

    August 27, 2010 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  10. Chessnutz of Liverpool NY

    The new health care reform is nothing more than another 3.8% tax starting 01/01/2011 on me. A tax that will break the backs of the American worker.
    I'm an American worker and I am certainly feeling very shrugged!

    August 27, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  11. Dan, TX

    But does it have death panels in it like you said it did, Mitch?

    August 27, 2010 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  12. Limbaugh is a liberal

    Yes, I am sure we would rather have had the republican alternative of giving even more taxpayer money/deficit spending to insurance corporations while excluding even more people from coverage. Oh, and perhaps privatize Medicare as well so that we can start excluding seniors too based on preconditions. (and seniors have nothing but preconditions)
    Oh, and make sure that no bureaucrat stands between you and your doctor... except if it comes to women's health, elderly, or even small children, or especially if it hurts the profits of private health care providers. Remember when Bush Jr. as Texas governor made sure an infant was thrown out of hospital to die because it was costing the hospital too much?

    August 27, 2010 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  13. Crazy Harry

    What did you expect from this Republican gas bag?

    They will say anything.

    August 27, 2010 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  14. Dont forget to call Rush on openline friday

    Old turtlehead will say anything for more Corporate bag money.Koch Industries sponsor this clown and the rest of the swift boaters.

    August 27, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  15. sonny chapman

    Mitch was right, we should have listened to him & scrapped the whole thing & started all over & then ...ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WOULD HAVE HAPPENED. That was the Republican Game Plan; run out the clock until they could find another Wedge Issue,like The Mosque in Manhattan, to detract the masses.

    August 27, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  16. Barb

    Is he talking about the "New Health Care Law" that allows the Insurance companies to raise thier premiums? And raise their premiums? Is that the "New Health Care Law" that he is referring too?
    The one that just raised mine from $39 per week to $125 per week out of my pocket with less paid coverage, higher generic costs along with a 25% increase in non generic drugs, twice the deductible and now pays only 70% instead of 80% after deductibles are met.

    THIS IS NEW MEDICAL REFROM? WHO DID THE GOVERNMENT HELP???The government isn't paying anything toward my medical. Who is it helping? It looks like it just helped my insurance company. It certainly didn't help me.

    August 27, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  17. Blaum

    no news here...... only the cool-aid Obama drinkers believed the lie of the health care bill.....

    his promises are worth anything......

    can't wait until November.....

    August 27, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  18. ED FL

    Confederate General Mcconnell is once again running off at his big mouth. The war monger and his aide Boehner do not want anyone but politicians to have Health benefits. That program would be a big asset for the GOP war mongers job creating cause. Start a war lots of military jobs , lots of other peoples kids get wounded of killed resulting in lots of jobs for funeral buisness and hospitals and defense buisnesses. Sidebar plenty of work for political kids who dodge draft or war like their GOP parents. One of these daysthe people of Kentucky who get much of their livelihood from government programs will smarten up and get rid of this loser before his groupies kill medicare and social security so that their big buisiness buddies can privatise them,

    August 27, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  19. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    Really? I have not heard this. Healthcare will SAVE money, because right now, each and every tax payer pays $1100 a year for those who are uninsured, not to mention the millions of lost revenue!

    America, please take note: The Republicans do not concern themselves with the DEATHS of thousands of Americans ......each.......and ........every.........year! Thousands of Americans die because they lack healthcare and the Conservatives, do not care.

    August 27, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  20. jay

    Sounds similar like the GOP plan that extending the Bush tax cuts will reduce the deficit, what plan does he have to stop the greed of the Insurance Industry.

    August 27, 2010 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  21. Clwyd

    Mitch, I like the truth and the fact that the Dems. are out there doing something for the American worker rather than you Party of No people who are out there only doing it only for Big Business, Big Oil and Wall Street!

    August 27, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  22. Marie MD

    The turtle hybrid speaks and lies again. Go back into your shell. Get lost.
    Poor turtles.

    August 27, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  23. Eric

    Believe me, the newly elected congressional supermajority will "fix" Obamacare once and for all when they convene in January, and that's only IF the courts don't do it first on grounds of unconstitutionality.

    I love how liberals refer to the constitution as some sort of magician's hat, in which they can stick their hand and pull out all sorts of inane new "rights." Today, apparantly, we have the right to cable TV and the right so sing the blues (HT to the old Police Academy movies).

    The government has only 17 enumerated powers. Seventeen. That's it. Everything else belongs to the states. And nowhere in those 17 enumerated powers does it say, "The government has the authority to hold a gun to your head, demanding every citizen purchase a product, good or service or be required to pay a fine."

    Seems the "constitutional scholar" failed Civics 101.

    August 27, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  24. NeverBama

    and folks are surprised??

    August 27, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  25. ed

    Democrat = liar, dishonest, fraud, fake, pretender, imposter, hypocrite, phony.

    Any questions?

    August 27, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
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