March 13, 2017
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan warned that if Congress fails to pass the GOP bill to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, there will be dire consequences for millions of Americans.
Ryan firmly believes his bill — the American Health Care Act — is the best and the only effective solution to fixing the post-Obamacare health care system. “Let me put it this way: Obamacare is collapsing. If we just did nothing, washed our hands of the situation, we would see a further collapse of the health insurance markets,” Ryan said Sunday on “Face The Nation.” “If we don’t act, the system is going to collapse.”
The speaker faces some significant obstacles in getting his bill through Congress. On the one hand, congressional Democrats are lambasting the Republican platform, warning it would increase deficit spending, exacerbate premium increases, and effectively leave millions of Americans without health insurance.
On the other, some Republicans, like Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Jim Jordan, are labeling it simply Obamacare under a different name.
This article was posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 at 9:48 am