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Ryan says Republicans will move early in 2016 to repeal Obamacare. Again.

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WASHINGTON – Republicans in Congress will be sending a measure to repeal Obamacare to President Obama's desk early in 2016, House Speaker Paul Ryan told talk show host Bill Bennett over the holidays.

And that's not all the Republicans plan to do to reverse the angst stirred among dthe GOP base before the holiday break.

"You're going to see us put a bill on the president's desk going after Obamacare and Planned Parenthood so we'll finally get a bill on his desk to veto," the Associated Press reports Ryan said.

"Then you're going to see the House Republican Conference, working with our senators, coming out with a bold agenda that we're going to lay out for the country, to say how we would do things very differently," Ryan said.

Obamacare has been a disaster, and the people that needed help most with health care aren't benefitting as they were promised, an editorial in the Las Vegas Review-Journal said over the weekend.

The people who were supposed to benefit most from the Affordable Care Act were those who could least afford health insurance. Two years into Obamacare's implementation, however, that same segment of the population is being hit hardest by the ridiculously high insurance premiums and deductibles that have resulted from the law's costly mandates.

According to an analysis by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute, one in 10 Obamacare enrollees whose earnings fall between two and five times the federal poverty level have coverage costs that exceed 21 percent of their incomes. That's more than what a household is supposed to spend on housing. The median Obamacare exchange customer in that range spends more than 10 percent of income on premiums and out-of-pocket expenses.

Despite a modest rise in signups during the current open enrollment period, Obamacare is still very much on shaky ground. In addition to the financial hardship that the coverage places on low-income enrollees, Obamacare's high premiums and high deductibles are causing exchange-based insurance to be seen as a bad deal by even those with higher incomes. A mere 35 percent of the 24 million Americans eligible for Obamacare subsidies are actively enrolling and paying their premiums, and huge losses from the sale of Obamacare plans have forced UnitedHealth and other insurance companies to seriously consider pulling out of the exchanges. The more insurers bail out of the exchanges, the greater the risk to insurers who remain in the exchanges, and the greater the chance they'll exit, as well.

Read the rest of the editorial HERE. 

Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger (16) echoed Speaker Ryan's comments about actions to expect early this year on Fox & Friends Monday morning

 


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6 COMMENTS

  1. I’ll believe the GOPe want to kill Obamacare when I see them actually take realistic steps to do just that. All they’ve been doing thus far is to b&m about not having the White House, instead of actually using the power of the purse along with finding common ground in the Senate to put Zero in his place.

  2. Congress holds the power of the purse but refuses to use it.
    Shame on Speaker Ryan for passing the Omnibus bill funding everything Obama wants. Ryan only gave members 48 hours to read the several thousand page trillion dollar bill which all members should have refused to pass because they couldn’t know what was in it.
    If the Republicans were really serious about repealing Obamacare, they would have done so by now. Or at least tried before the past presidential election cycle and nominated a presidential candidate that was serious about it. Sending a bill they know Obama will veto is political showmanship.
    Mr Obama is hell bent to act without Congress in an increasing number of areas. If Congress cannot re-assert their constitutional prerogative, the congress will become completely impotent and irrelevant. This repeal bill is just another example of the ineffectiveness of the Republican leadership.
    I’m becoming increasingly convinced we actually live under a one-party system that pretends to have two sides. Perhaps the de-facto one party sham we were taught in school in the USSR or Russia really exists in our very own Congress. If Congress continues to refuse to assert itself, we will end up with a dictator in the White House. Does anyone believe Hillary or Trump will not attempt dictatorship without any deference to the Congress? We are in big trouble for years to come if our Congressmen and women to not soon get some backbones and plot a path to re-claim relevancy of the Congress.
    Please watch this related video by senator Ben Sasse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjgRbI7yQCI

  3. Screw you Ryan, you lying elitist sellout.
    You should’ve put that bill on Obamas desk 2 years (at least!) ago but you and your lazy, bought RINO liberal friends were too busy meeting with lobbyists and filling your coffers.
    You aren’t fooling anyone, you aren’t going to do squat.
    Get ready to get ‘primaried’, you’re going to be ‘Cantored’ and it’s going to be glorious to behold.

  4. I share your concern about the overreach
    of presidential power regardless of which political party controls the White House.
    I believe the two Republican candidates
    that most respect the US Constitution and
    the limits it puts upon the presidency
    are Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.