Skip to comments.Yarmuth on MSNBC: McConnell is Lying About Health Care Law
Posted on 04/16/2012 2:52:40 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
Appearing on MSNBCs Martin Bashir Live, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., ratcheted up his offensive against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in an attempt to debunk the GOP leaders recent claims about the Affordable Care Act.
In March, McConnell wrote an editorial in The Courier-Journal calling for a repeal to President Obamas health care law. Since then, Yarmuth has been hammering the Senator and wrote a letter to McConnell challenging him to a public debate.
Yarmuth says McConnell is lying about key reforms in the law and he has to be held accountable.
Mitch and I represent the same people, Yarmuth told Bashir. And its part of my responsibility to make sure my constituents have accurate information about policies on the federal level that affect them.
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Why doesn’t this tell me what he’s allegedly lying about? Aw, it probably doesn’t matter. This sort of back and forth is always more about the back and forth itself, rather than the substance. I guess we really don’t need to know.
I guess Yarmuth would say medical providers like Mayo are also lying, and Physician Owned Hospitals, etc. that are being squelched out in favor of large corporate interests.
There is a video at the link - I’d post a link to the op-eds they wrote, but I don’t think we are even allowed to post the links the Courier-Journal here...you can find the feuding articles easily with a search engine.
He is my representative, and he’s a typical pinko commie Democrat if there ever was one. PERIOD.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) says states couldn’t afford federal health care mandates even before “Obamacare mandated dramatic increases in Medicaid rolls and the costs to pay for it.”
The added burden of as many as 25 million more Medicaid patients, McConnell argues, reduces quality of care.
In my own state of Kentucky, an estimated 387,000 more people will be forced into Medicaid at a time when the state is already struggling to provide benefits to the recipients who are currently enrolled,” McConnell said in the Republican radio address on Saturday.
“Kentuckys governor a Democrat is on record saying he has no idea, no idea how Kentucky will meet its responsibilities if this law forces several hundred thousand more people into the states Medicaid program. The math just doesnt add up,” McConnell said.
McConnell says the health care reform should start over with step-by-step measures.
U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Kentucky 3rd Congressional District) contends that the law guarantees affordable health care to every citizen, reins in costs, broadens consumer choice, lifts the burden from small businesses, and ultimately lowers the national debt.
I was proud to vote for the law then, and I am even prouder now that we are seeing the results: Hundreds of thousands of Louisvillians have new access to essential care, seniors are paying far less for prescriptions, young people who couldnt get insurance before have it now, and thousands of children are no longer being denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition.”
He graduated from Atherton High School. He then graduated from Yale University, majoring in American Studies. After working for U.S. Senator Marlow Cook from 1971 to 1975, he returned to Louisville to begin his publishing career when he founded the Louisville Today magazine (19761982). He later worked as a vice-president of University Relations at the University of Louisville.
Prior to his election to Congress, Yarmuth was best known for founding the weekly paper, Louisville Eccentric Observer (LEO), in 1990 and for writing a progressive-oriented weekly political column that was featured on the first page of most issues. Yarmuth sold LEO in 2003 to a company owned by Times Publishing Company of Pennsylvania, owner of the Erie Times-News, though Yarmuth remained on board as a columnist and consultant until January 2006, when he declared he was running for Congress and his column was put on hold.
McConnell is not up to a debate, I’d guess that’s why he’d pick McConnell.
Hey Yarmouth. Why not let the people of Kentucky decide if they want your hero’s stupid death panel law? Hold a referendum in the state, punk. Let’s see what the people say.
When asked at Louisville townhall meeting how we were going to pay for OBcare, Yarmuth responded “I don’t know”.
He claims he wrote the bill which takes away Medicare Advantage from KY voters, yet he made sure that OBcare allowed FA voters to have it. I guess so as to not harm that Yarmuth family medical business operations “Almost Family” in FA.
Democrats probably figure they can get away with telling an outright lie about what their shoving down everyone throats even lies that deify reality as long as they bury their argument’s primiused inside a monstrosity almost nobody ever could read. Then they figure its he said she said, and in that kind of debate their leftist friends (including those in the media) always presume their side.