McConnell calls on Obama 'to be straight' with public on harms of ObamaCare

McConnell once again called for a full repeal of the president’s signature healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare.

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“Look: after ramming the law through Congress the way he did — ignoring the warnings that all these things would happen, ignoring the will of the American people — honesty and transparency is the very least President Obama owes the American people at this point,” McConnell said. “What he really needs to do, actually, is join with Republicans in agreeing to repeal this job-killing law. He needs to acknowledge the need to scrap it and replace it with the types of common-sense reforms that will lower costs. Because it’s not working.”

More aspects of the healthcare law are set to go into effect in 2014. Republicans have warned that workers' hours will get cut so employers can avoid the healthcare mandate. 

“When it comes to the implementation of ObamaCare, I fear that some of the worst hit are likely to be small businesses and the Americans who work for them,” McConnell said.

But Democrats have argued the law has already had a positive effect by providing insurance coverage for people with preexisting conditions, women with preventative healthcare needs and people under age 26 who can now stay on their parent’s insurance plan.