McConnell says it flat-out: The GOP *will* repeal the ACA next year if they have the votes.
McConnell says Senate Republicans might revisit Obamacare repeal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday, calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the healthcare law a “disappointment.”
...except that the headline understates what McConnell actually said:
...On Nov. 6, Americans will vote for candidates for the Senate and the House of Representatives.
McConnell’s Republicans now hold majority control of both chambers. Democrats will try to wrest control in races for all 435 House seats and one-third of the 100 Senate seats.
Despite their dominance of Congress and the White House, Republicans dramatically failed last year to overturn former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, known as Obamacare. McConnell called it “the one disappointment of this Congress from a Republican point of view.”
He said, “If we had the votes to completely start over, we’d do it. But that depends on what happens in a couple weeks... We’re not satisfied with the way Obamacare is working.”
Not "we might do so", but "we will do so"...if they hold onto control of both the House and Senate.
If the Republican Party retains control of both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, they will repeal the Affordable Care Act next year, period.
It's that simple.
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