• August 11, 2021

GOP leader: GOP health bill will protect kids

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that the GOP health care bill will not lead to a reduction in access to children’s physical education and that the plan does not create a mandate to pay for the program.

McConnell made the remarks on ABC’s “This Week,” when asked if his bill will have a “zero-tolerance” policy for those who don’t have health insurance.

The Senate health care plan would replace the current Obamacare-era health care law with the House-passed American Health Care Act.

The Senate version would replace all of Obamacare with a single-payer, government-run health care system.

Republicans have made repealing Obamacare the centerpiece of their healthcare strategy, and McConnell has argued that the legislation will provide Americans with more choice and more affordable health care.