In an effort to keep the details of the GOP health care bill a secret from people with preexisting conditions, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected an invitation to meet with several patient advocacy groups to explain his health plan.
Amid reports that the GOP legislation is likely to be awful for people with preexisting conditions, more than 15 patients groups — including the American Heart Assn., the March of Dimes, the American Lung Assn. and the American Diabetes Assn. — asked McConnell to meet with them, proposing anytime between Friday and June 22. McConnell turned down the invite, The LA Times reported.
But instead of meeting with the patients that he is supposedly working for, the Senate Majority is refusing to sit down with these groups and tell them the truth.
A representative from McConnell’s office told the group that the Senator’s schedule is “too busy,” according to representatives of several of the organizations.”
In reality, McConnell is afraid to reveal that many of the people they are advocating for and represent are going to lose their coverage or they will need to spend more money for less care.
McConnell has been the tool of the right wing billionaires and corporations for his entire political career, but it takes a special level of callousness to refuse to sit down with representatives of people who stand to lose their health care, because you are favoring a tax break for the rich and protecting powerful corporations.