McConnell: Obama is ‘raiding’ Medicare to fund O-Care
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFury over Trump Syria decision grows Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Trump to slap sanctions on Turkey for Syria offensive | Trump calls on Turkey to broker ceasefire | Pelosi, Graham seek deal on sanctions | Ex-Trump aide testifies in impeachment probe Trump: Let Assad, Russia or China protect the Kurds MORE (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.


“The hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of cuts that Washington Democrats want to impose on Medicare Advantage — cuts that will cause millions of seniors to lose access to doctors and face higher premiums — are basically all to fund ObamaCare,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “It’s like ripping parts off a Cadillac to patch up a Pinto.”

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.