Sen. McConnell Says Fate Of Ky. Exchange Not Tied To Health Law
Meanwhile, Democrats are also trying to cope with the issue of health care this election season.
The Associated Press: McConnell Says Ky. Exchange Unconnected To Health Law
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but he would not say Friday what that would mean for the 413,000 Kentuckians who have health insurance through the state's health care exchange. McConnell told reporters that the fate of Kynect — Kentucky's state-run health insurance exchange — is not linked to the federal health care law. But the exchange would not exist if not for the federal law that created it. Asked if a repeal of the health care law would mean Kynect should be disbanded, McConnell said: "I think that's unconnected to my comments about the overall question” (Beam, 5/25).
The Associated Press: Health Law: Embrace, Avoid Or In Between For Dems
Democratic candidates are trying to figure out whether to embrace or avoid President Barack Obama's health care overhaul — or land somewhere in between. The president says his party shouldn't apologize or go on the defensive about the Affordable Care Act. Candidates aren't so sure (Barrow and Lederman, 5/25).