This is a delightfully harsh editorial from the Lexington Herald-Leader on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s absurd claim that repealing Obamacare would have no impact on Kynect, the health insurance marketplace delivering coverage to 421,000 Kentucky residents:
What in the world did he mean last week when he told reporters that repeal of the Affordable Care Act — “root and branch,” as he has demanded many times — is “unconnected” to the future of Kynect, Kentucky’s health insurance exchange?
Asked specifically if Kynect should be dismantled, McConnell said: “I think that’s unconnected to my comments about the overall question.” […] We asked the McConnell campaign for a clarification and were sent the usual talking points and a statement saying, “If Obamacare is repealed, Kentucky should decide for itself whether to keep Kynect or set up a different marketplace,” a suggestion that is unconnected to reality.
Kentuckians are waiting to learn if their five-term senator understands — or cares — how much is at stake.
Further reading: McConnell suddenly afraid to run against Obamacare