McConnell visits Trigg County Hospital
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Speaking before Trigg County Hospital officials, city and county officials and others on Tuesday afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) called Obamacare “a really significant mistake for the country.”

“It got off on the wrong foot in the beginning by being passed in a totally partisan way, unlike Medicare and Social Security,” McConnell said. “We all agree, I think, that the rational for doing it made a lot of sense.”

McConnell said it would be great if everyone was insured but argued that half of the 40 million people who are uninsured are young and healthy and feel invincible. Because of that, he feels like their decision not to be insured “is not entirely irrational.”

McConnell asserted that the state of medical care before the law, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, had its share of problems but “was not a disaster,” as evidenced by the increasing average longevity.

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