Tea Party attacks Senate GOP leader over Obamacare

Share this article:

In a preview of what may be coming in 2014, the Senate Conservatives Fund has booked a $340,000 television ad attacking a Republican leader over Affordable Care Act funding.

The ad lambasts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for refusing to join a GOP proposal to vote against any appropriations bill that contains Obamacare funding. It is expected to run through Sept. 17.

"McConnell's the Senate Republican leader, but he refuses to lead on defunding Obamacare," the ad says, according to the National Journal. "What good is a leader like that?"

Cutting off funding could lead to a government shutdown, which some Republican leaders believe would backfire. 

McConnell is facing a primary challenge from Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin.

Share this article:

More in News

Bill addressing admission status receives praise

A bill that would require hospitals to give patients a formal notice of their admission status has received strong support from healthcare associations.

Increased 'bed taxes' on nursing facilities warrants stricter federal oversight, report states

States have been increasingly taxing skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare providers to fund Medicaid in recent years, and federal authorities should look more closely at this trend, according to a government report released Tuesday.

Last chance: Tech Awards deadline arrives

Last chance: Tech Awards deadline arrives

There are hours left for innovative long-term care providers to enter the third annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards. Submissions will be accepted until the stroke of midnight tonight.