McConnell on Obamacare: Change May Come As Some Senate Democrats Seek Mandate Delay

Oct 24, 2013

Sen. McConnell addresses a town hall on 'Obamacare'
Credit Kyser Lough / Murray Calloway County Hospital

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says the key to repealing the Affordable Care Act will take gaining a republican majority in the U.S. Senate and electing a republican president.

McConnell hosted a town hall on Obamacare at Murray Calloway County Hospital today. Although, the odds of repeal are slim in the coming years McConnell thinks there will be some changes made to the law.

“I think you’re going to see more and more democrats stand up and say I may have voted for this is but I’m not sure it is working out like it should,” said McConnell. “Just yesterday for example two senate democrats came out for a 1 year delay in the individual mandate.”

McConnell is referring to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)

The senator’s comments come as the federal government is working to repair the online exchange site that has been riddled with glitches. But, Kentucky’s Governor is touting his state-run exchange as a success with more than 18-thousand people enrolled.

McConnell took no questions from the press following the event.