Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Care Whether You Live or Die
To give you an idea just how heartless Republican leaders are, take a listen to Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the U.S. Senate.
Asked on Fox News on Sunday about what Republicans would do about the 30 million people that Obama’s Affordable Health Care Law would cover, McConnell said, “That is not the issue.”
When pressed, he said, “We’re not going to turn the American health care system into a European system,” and then added that covering the uninsured should be a matter for the individual states to deal with.
Which most of them aren’t. And Republican governors are showing no interest in doing so.
He then told the National Review on Tuesday that it should also be up to the states to deal with the 129 million people with pre-existing conditions.
Which, again, most states aren’t, and Republican governors are nowhere to be found on this one.
Obama’s Affordable Health Care Law solves this problem by prohibiting insurance companies from denying you coverage.
Do you want to be denied coverage if you’ve got some life-threatening illness?
Do you want your kid to be denied?
Of course not. But Mitch McConnell can’t spare an ounce of compassion for you.
“I’m not convinced that this issue needs to be addressed at the federal level,” he said.
If Republicans want to run in November as the party that makes insurance unavailable to people, they can go right ahead.
Because it’s a loser, morally and politically.
And if Obama can’t sell this, he can’t sell peanuts in the ballpark or popcorn in the movie theater.
If you liked this story by Matthew Rothschild, the editor of The Progressive magazine, check out his story “Scott Walker Flouts Supreme Court, Imitates Orval Faubus and George Wallace."
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