Presionado repetidamente sobre lo que harían Mitt Romney y los congresistas republicanos para dar cobertura medica a más de 30 millones de estadounidenses quienes finalmente tienen seguro médico gracias a la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio, el Líder de la Minoría del Senado Mitch McConnell admitió que, para su partido, los estadounidenses sin seguro no son “el problema”. Romney y McConnell han hecho campaña diciendo que buscarían la derogación completa de la ley de cuidado de salud, insistiendo en pelear de nuevo el debate sobre el cuidado de salud sin un plan para proporcionar el acceso al cuidado de salud a bajo precio y de calidad para todos los estadounidenses.
WALLACE: Let’s move on. If voters elect a Republican President and Senate, your top priority will be to repeal and replace Obamacare and I want to drill down into that with you. One of the keys to Obama care is that it will extend insurance access to 30 million people who are now uninsured. In your replacement, how would you provide universal coverage?
MCCONNELL: Well first let me say that the single best thing we could do for the health care system is get rid of Obamacare. Get rid of half trillion in Medicare cuts and get rid of half trillion in taxes. In other words, the single biggest step we can take in the direction of improving American health care is to get rid of the monstrosity.
WALLACE: How would you provide universal coverage?
MCCONNEL: I will get to it in a minute. First step we need to take is to get rid of what is there. This job-killing proposal that has all of the cuts to existing health care providers. Secondly we need to go step by step to replace it with more modest reform. There will not be a 2,700 page republican alternative and take a meat axe to the American health care system. We’ll pull out a scalpel and go step by step and make more modest changes that deal with the principle issue costs interstate sales of health insurance. Right now you don’t have competition around the country in the selling of health insurance. That is a mistake. Things like lawsuit reform. Billions of dollars lost by hospitals and doctors.
WALLACE: Respectfully sir, we are going to run out of time. And I just want to ask, what specifically are you doing to provide universal coverage to the 30 million people who are uninsured?
MCCONNELL: That is not the issue. The question is how you can go step by step to improve the American health care system. It is already the finest health care system in the world.
WALLACE: But you don’t think that 30 million uninsured is an issue?
MCCONNELL: Let me tell you what we’re not going to do. We’ll not turn it into a Western European system. That’s exactly is at the heart of obama care. They want to take and have the federal government take over all of American health care. The federal government can’t handle the health care it’s already got. Medicare or Medicaid. We need to clean up what they are responsible for.