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McConnell: Obamacare ‘On The Way To Collapse’

• December 4, 2014 9:01 pm

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Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said that Obamacare was "on the way to collapse" due to the dissolution of its key provisions, making the unpopular health care law nearly impossible to fund.

During an exclusive interview with Fox's Greta Van Susteren on Thursday, McConnell said that although he doubts the Senate could repeal the law outright, a forthcoming Supreme Court case could cause the collapse of Obamacare.

"There are pieces of it that are very, very unpopular. They eliminated the 40-hour workweek, the individual insurance mandate, the medical device tax, the health insurance tax," McConnell said. "And, by the way, there is a case before the Supreme Court on the issue of whether or not states that did not set up exchanges are entitled to the subsidies under Obamacare."

McConnell said the result of the Supreme Court case could allow congress a ‘do-over' on Obamacare.

"If they decide the law means what it said, if the plain language of the law is, in fact, the law, then I think Congress is entirely back in the whole debate about the whole thing, which would empower us, to use the golfer term, to have a mulligan–a do-over–on this whole issue," McConnell said. "The Supreme Court could well decide that we get a second chance."

Van Susteren pointed out that if the various taxes associated with Obamacare are struck from the law, then there would be no money left to fund it.

"I think it's on the way to collapse," McConnell said.
"And then what happens?" Van Susteren asked.
"Well, we go back and do it right," McConnell said.