The health care reform debate continues even after the Supreme Court ruled on its constitutionality. Republicans have stood firm on their vow to “Repeal & Replace” yet their problems begin when asked about the replace portion of that promise. Both Mitt Romney and Republican leadership have touted “common sense“, step-by-step reforms. They promise to implement interstate commerce of insurance, keep insurers from denying coverage, allow young people on their parents’ insurance, implement industry cost-saving measures. The interesting part of these common sense reforms is that they are already in the Affordable Care Act. Where does common sense enter into a plan which involves eliminating a plan then re-implementing virtually the same plan, just slower?
Beyond this it appears Mitch McConnell may have provided Democrats another campaign gift when pressed by Fox News’ Chris Wallace to explain what the Republican plan was for improving access to care for 30 million uninsured Americans should a repeal prove successful.
Watch the video to see how the Senate Minority Leader handled the question.