Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
"Obamacare is the single worst piece of legislation that's been passed in the last half-century. The biggest step in the direction of turning us into a European-type country...
The Congressional Budget Office, [which] doesn't work for Republicans or Democrats, run by a former Clinton staffer, said that the best case scenario, Obamacare reduces the number of uninsured from forty million to thirty million. A twenty-seven hundred page bill that wreaks havoc with the private health insurance market, and in the end, doesn't get everybody covered in the first place. Now that is not my view of how to improve the American health care delivery system. If we had the ability to do it, we ought to pull it out root and branch and start over."
Interview with 60 Minutes' Scott Pelley, cbsnews.com, Jan. 25, 2015
Experts Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care and related issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to health care and related issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
US Senate Majority Leader (Republican party), 2015-present
US Senator (R-KY), 1985-present
US Senate Minority Leader (Republican party), 2007-2015
US Senate Majority Whip (Republican party), 2003-2007
Chairman, National Republican Senatorial Committee, 1998 and 2000
Judge-Executive, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 1978-1985
Acting Assistant Attorney General, 1975
Deputy Assistant United States Attorney for Legislative Affairs, 1974-1975
Legislative Assistant, Office of Senator Marlow Cook (R-KY), 1968-1970
Former Intern, Office of Senator John Sherman Cooper (R-KY)
JD, University of Kentucky, 1967
BA, Political Science, University of Louisville, 1964