We know McConnell is fighting against, by my estimate, and additional 40 or 50 million Americans who are either under-insured or have counterfeit insurance. That is insurance they think they have until they file a claim and get the news that, sorry, that procedure is not covered. Didn't you read the fine print?
So who, who is Mitch McConnell fighting for? It is widely reported that McConnell has received over $3 million dollars from health industry interests, more than any other U.S. Senator. If that's who Mitch McConnell is fighting for then it appears they picked the right politician to rent because McConnell is surely putting up one “heckuva” fight, to borrow a complimentary adjective from a previous administration.
But can McConnell last 15 rounds going toe to toe with Obama on the issue of health care repair? I doubt it. I don't expect him to throw in the towel but I expect this political battle will leave McConnell, politically speaking, with bloody nose, swollen eye and staggering back to his corner.
I have a hunch if real health care reform passes then a large percentage of the millions of Kentuckians who will then be able to buy an honest health insurance policy will remember who was for reform … and who was against, when they enter the voting booths next November and for the next several elections to come.