- Mitch McConnell: Obamacare has been characterized by rising health care costs and broken promises
- He says any honest agenda for improving health care must begin with removing Obamacare and replacing it with patient-centered reforms
Mitch McConnell, a Republican who represents Kentucky, is the Senate majority leader. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Rising health care costs have become the hallmark of a partisan Obamacare law that was sold with promises to lower them. The Obama White House just announced that health care premiums will rise again this year for millions of Americans by an almost unbelievable 25% under Obamacare. And that's just a national average. Many Pennsylvanians face hikes in their health premiums as high as 55%; Oklahomans up to 69%, and Arizonans as much as 116%.