By Ramsey Cox
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that President Obama is “raiding Medicare to fund ObamaCare.”
McConnell’s comments came after the administration announced last week that it would make cuts to Medicare Advantage, a private insurance alternative for seniors.
McConnell said he and other members of the GOP Senate leadership wrote a letter to the administration expressing their concerns about the cuts.
McConnell has repeatedly called for the full repeal of ObamaCare since it became law.
“The only realistic solution is to undo the damage altogether by starting over with real reform,” McConnell said. “That means replacing ObamaCare and its more than $700 billion in Medicare cuts — cuts imposed solely to fund ObamaCare — with bipartisan reforms that can actually help struggling middle-class Americans.”
Democrats argue that the law has ensured that more people have access to affordable healthcare and are unlikely to agree to changes to the law.