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McConnell: Future of Healthcare Reform Is 'Somewhat Murky'

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By    |   Monday, 21 Aug 2017 05:15 PM

The path forward on healthcare reform is "somewhat murky," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Monday at a business lunch in Louisville.

"Obviously, we had a setback on the effort to make dramatic changes on Obamacare," McConnell said in reference to two failed attempts by the GOP to repeal and replace Obamacare. "The way forward now is somewhat murky."

Some lawmakers have gone from defending Obamacare to pitching their own ideas ahead of the 2018 midterm election cycle. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is pushing for a single-payer healthcare system in which the government provides health coverage for all, and Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., have voiced support for such an endeavor.

McConnell also discussed the issue of lifting the debt limit, saying Monday, "there is a zero-chance, no chance we won't raise the debt ceiling. No chance."

"America is not going to default, and we'll get the job done in conjunction with the secretary of the Treasury."

Added Secretary Treasury Steven Mnuchin, who was at the meeting alongside McConnell: "This is about having a clean debt ceiling so that we can maintain the best credit, the reserve currency, and be focused on what we should be focusing are so many other important issues for the economy."

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