McConnell's legislation would delay for a year the requirement that individuals get insurance.
The Washington Post's The Fact Checker: Has Mitch McConnell Done 'Nothing' In The Fight Against Obamacare?
This might come as news to the Obama administration-;Mitch McConnell apparently has done nothing in the Senate to thwart the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. At least that's the charge leveled by Matt Bevin, a tea party-backed candidate who claims the Republican leader is not conservative enough. We've previously written about this bruising battle taking place in Kentucky. How valid is Bevin's claim? (Kessler, 9/12).
Politico: Mitch McConnell Files Obamacare Amendment To Energy Bill
Senate leaders agreed to keep the debate over Syria out of an energy bill on the floor but there will be no such luck for Democrats on Obamacare. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) submitted an amendment Wednesday evening to the energy efficiency bill under consideration that would delay the health care law's individual mandate for a year. It would also codify the White House's one-year delay of the employer mandate, which Republicans believe may be legally murky (Everett, 9/11).
The Hill: McConnell Pushes ObamaCare Delay On Energy Bill
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wants to transform debate on energy efficiency legislation that launched Wednesday into a battle over ObamaCare. McConnell filed an amendment Wednesday to delay the individual health insurance mandate for one year, and codify the Obama administration's one-year delay of requirements that employers provide insurance (Geman, 9/11).
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