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Ryan Discusses Obamacare Repeal and Replacement

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January 05, 2017 | Ian Martorana (202-225-3031) | comments

WASHINGTON, DC Today, Wisconsin’s First District congressman and speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, spoke with WTAQ’s Jerry Bader about the plan to repeal and replace Obamacare:  

"What I think the Democrats are trying to do—they’re trying to scare Americans into trying to keep Obamacare. They’re trying to scare Americans into thinking that this February, your health care plan is going to go away. That’s not true. That’s not happening. Let’s take a step back and remember a couple of things.”

“This law is a failed law. The largest health [insurer] in America, United . . . pulled out. Aetna pulled out. The law is failing very quickly, and that means people have nothing. Or, if they have health insurance, their deductable is so high it doesn’t even feel like you have insurance. And their premiums are going up double digits. . . . So, we have an obligation to protect our country from a failing health care system which is Obamacare.”

“And yes, ideologues on the left are going to try and keep this because they want government to run health care. . . . And, we will pass a repeal and a replacement of this bill, and we will have a suitable transition time period so that there is a better place for people to go, and we don’t pull the rug out from under anybody while this transition period occurs. What I think the Democrats are trying to put in the impression of Americans is that . . . ‘you’re going to wake up one morning this year and you’ll have nothing. Your plan will be cancelled and you’ll be out on the street and out in the cold.’ That’s not true. Those are just mere scare tactics from ideologues on the left who are simply trying to keep this law in place, and that’s not what the American people want, it’s not what they deserve, and honestly . . . it’s an unsustainable law."


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