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08/15/2013 02:43 pm ET

Mitch McConnell: Obamacare Has 'Handful Of Things' That 'Probably Are Okay' (VIDEO)

While he stands as a vocal opponent of Obamacare, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) does not disagree with the entire policy.

In an interview with WYMT-TV on Tuesday evening, McConnell admitted that he can see parts of Obamacare working.

"There are a handful of things in the 2,700-page bill that probably are okay," McConnell said. "But that doesn't warrant a 2,700-page takeover of all of American health care."

McConnell also stressed that a government shutdown against Obamacare was not the best solution. He instead argued for a "piece by piece" attack against the "single-worst piece of legislation passed in the last 50 years."

"The problem is the bill that would shut down the government wouldn't shut down Obamacare," McConnell said. "Most of it is permanent law and not affected by that. It also wouldn't stop the taxes."

McConnell's comments came one day after he issued a letter demanding a delay of the Oct. 1 exchanges allowing Americans to purchase health insurance. In a Wednesday interview with HuffPost, the head of Kentucky's health insurance exchange program said everything was on schedule to move forward.

"I haven't looked at his comments," Carrie Banahan, executive director of Kynect, said of McConnell's letter. "I have been working all day long on some other issues."

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