McConnell demands answers on new Obamacare PR campaign

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is demanding answers from the Obama administration about the cost of a proposed campaign geared towards promoting healthcare exchanges created under Obamacare. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is demanding answers from the Obama administration about the cost of a proposed campaign geared towards promoting healthcare exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act.


"I am interested in knowing what resources the administration believes it has for such a campaign," McConnell wrote in a Friday letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.


McConnell said he only learned of the exchanges by reading reports in the media, and took a shot at "the failed Obamacare exchanges" by noting that major insurers are starting to pull out.


"Nearly every day brings another set of stories about the dysfunction of the Obamacare exchanges and the negative impact on consumers," he wrote. "More recently, we have learned ... that Obamacare's onerous rules and poor implementation have caused a number of insurers to withdraw their participation from the exchanges, leading to fewer choices ... for consumers in the marketplace."

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What a political hack....posturing for his voters...I do not believe a word that any politician says anymore. They have worn out their welcome and need to be replaced with patriotic Americans.

Brian, what we need are Statesmen but, the majority of people in this country wouldn't vote for them if they ran for office.  The majority of people seem to want to take the U.S. down to the level of  Cuba or Columbia.  Obama, for the last 8 years, has been chipping away at this country's very foundation.  If Hillary gets into office, in another 4 to 8 years, this country won't be recognizable.  We are sliding down into another dark ages. 

You got that right.

Must be an election coming up. There never cared where he was getting the money before.

oblamea's muzziecare is doing exactly what it was intended to do. BANKRUPT THE WORKING CLASS/MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE! Never forget peabrainlosi's famous quote "lets pass the bill first, and then we can read what is in it."

A lot of mouth and no action. We need to stop putting people like him in office.

And yet, Rubio was voted in again. Look at how long Boehner kept being voted in.

How dumb is this country?

so the idiot regains consciousness ...stick a fork in it i think its done

Hey, McConnell, you and buddy boy Ryan (so he could clear his desk) along with McCain, Hatch, Graham, etc. were complicit in pushing through the Omnibus Spending Bill in the House - funding every dream the DEMONcRATS had including OWEbamaTAX, Planned Parenthood, sanctuary cities, increasing illegals, open borders, TPP, etc., etc.  Just where do you think he's getting the funding?  You Senators and the House have royally turned your back on we the people!!! Please don't say, well finance is in the House; you in the Senate "lobby" your own way to "encourage" the House to pass the bill.

What is it with these idiots in Congress - do they not think?  Wonder what their cut is...

Would he understand them. He is rather dense.

He is worthless.

Too little too late.  Should have listened to his constituents.  He needs to be retired. 

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