McConnell on Obamacare Repeal: ‘We’ll Probably Move On’

A day after Republicans passed their sweeping tax-overhaul legislation which repealed the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview with NPR that Republicans likely will not prioritize the full repeal of Obamacare next year. “I think the repeal of the individual mandate takes the heart out of Obamacare,” McConnell said. “We want to steady the insurance markets if we can... and I think we'll probably be addressing that part of healthcare sometime next year.” He added: “We’ll probably move on to other issues,” when asked about a broader repeal bill. His remarks come in slight contrast to those of President Trump, who on Wednesday falsely declared that “Obamacare has been repealed in this bill.”