During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace asked McConnell how Republicans who were promising to "repeal and replace" the law would make sure those 30 million Americans had access to health insurance.
"The single best thing we could do for the American health care system is to get rid of Obamacare," McConnell explained.
"You talk about repeal and replace, how would you provide universal coverage?" Wallace asked again.
"I'll get to it in a minute," McConnell chuckled. "We need to go step by step to replace it with more moderate reforms that will not be a 2,700-page Republican alternative."
"I just want to ask what specific steps are you going to do to provide universal coverage to the 30 million people who are uninsured?" Wallace pressed.
"That is not the issue," McConnell insisted.
"You don't think the 30 million people who are uninsured is an issue?" Wallace wondered.
"We're not going to turn the American health care system into a Western European system," the Kentucky Republican replied. "They want to have the federal government take over all of American health care."
No. The only issue is getting rid of the black guy in the White House to Mitch. If you're one of Kentucky's nearly 700,000 uninsured, you're not the issue to your senator. You never were. Mitch knows the game is over now. And he's just admitted Kentucky's uninsured aren't the issue to him. It's all about getting rid of Obama. Greg Sargent points out just how massive this admission is.
It’s worth pointing out that this is basically Mitt Romney’s position, too. The Romney campaign has acknowledged that he would not replace Obamacare with across-the-board protections for people with preexisting conditions. And the New York Times recently took a look at the alternatives Romney has proposed, and concluded that they would deemphasize the goal of “reducing the ranks of the uninsured.”
So Kentucky uninsured (of which I was one of until six months ago): why is this asshole still our senator?