Obamacare is one of the biggest issues negatively impacting Kentuckians, according to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

McConnell, speaking today to the Barren River Area Development District board of directors, said he is waiting for the day for someone who voted for the Affordable Care Act to stand up and say they realize it was a "mistake" to do so. 

"The disruptions the have occurred across Kentucky and the country from this law are a serious matter," he said.

Smiths Grove Mayor Burt Higgenbotham asked McConnell if there was any hope to correct the mistake given that the GOP is entrenched on their side wanting to abolish it and Democrats equally intransigent about keeping it.

"I think this thing was so botched from the beginning, that it's not fixable," McConnell answered.

But McConnell – who pointed earlier to other bipartisan deals he brokered including bringing an end to the government shutdown last month and avoiding the fiscal cliff last year – said he is not averse to talking about changes, provided they are significant ones.

"I'm just not going to throw somebody a lifeline (by extending the deadline for signup) just to get someone through the election," he said. 

— More on this story in Tuesday's Daily News. Follow business editor Robyn L. Minor on Twitter at twitter.com/bowserminor or visit bgdailynews.com.

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