McConnell: Odds Against Foes Of Healthcare Law

Jul 2, 2012

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky.  -- It's on his to-do list, but U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell admits the odds are against repealing the health care law championed by President Barack Obama.

The Kentucky Republican said Monday it's hard to undo something of the magnitude of the 2,700-page health care law.

"If you thought it was a good idea for the federal government to go in this direction, I'd say the odds are still on your side," McConnell said. "Because it's a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place."

McConnell discussed the law in comments to about 50 people at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. The state's senior senator was making stops at Kentucky hospitals in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the health care law last week.

The high court upheld the law's mandate that individuals buy health insurance or face a penalty.

McConnell has said he'll do whatever it takes to repeal the law.