Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) launched a fierce attack on “Medicare for all” on Tuesday in a speech to the American Hospital Association conference, urging the hospital officials to go to Capitol Hill and oppose the idea.
“This radical scheme would be serious bad news for America’s hospital industry,” McConnell told the conference. “You should not be the guinea pigs in some far-left social experiment.”
McConnell urged the hospital officials gathered in Washington to oppose Medicare for all, or as he calls it, “Medicare for none,” and to “resonate that loudly across the Capitol.”
“Oppose Medicare for none,” McConnell said over the applause as he ended his speech.
Attacking Medicare for all is a key part of McConnell’s current health care strategy as he seeks to keep the focus on what he views as a Democratic weakness and away from GOP ObamaCare repeal efforts.