McConnell: Senate GOP May Revisit Obamacare Repeal Depending on Outcome of Midterms

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Posted: Oct 17, 2018 4:20 PM
McConnell: Senate GOP May Revisit Obamacare Repeal Depending on Outcome of Midterms

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told Reuters Wednesday that Senate Republicans may make another attempt to overhaul Obamacare depending on the outcome of the upcoming midterm elections.

“If we had the votes to completely start over, we’d do it,” McConnell said. “But that depends on what happens in a couple weeks... We’re not satisfied with the way Obamacare is working.”

McConnell also told The Weekly Standard Wednesday that healthcare reform was “one place we came up short, and I’d like to finish the job.” 

Top Senate and House Democrats promptly jumped on McConnell’s comments, arguing that people’s healthcare is at stake in the midterm elections.

The Republicans’ attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare failed in the Senate in 2017 when the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) cast a deciding vote against the measure.