Analysis: GOP Health Plan May Not Fix The Problems They Want To Fix

On the right, a print-out of the Affordable Care Act. On the left, a copy of the plan to repeal and replace it.

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On the right, a print-out of the Affordable Care Act. On the left, a copy of the plan to repeal and replace it.

Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

House Speaker Paul Ryan from Wisconsin has been complaining about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) for so long that his list of grievances sounds like a refrain of some pop song.

“Obamacare is collapsing,” he said on Feb. 28. “The Democrats got too far ahead on their ideology and they gave us a system where government runs health care. They gave us a system where costs went up, not down. They gave us a system where choices went away. They gave us a system where people lost the plans they liked, they chose.”

And Ryan’s not the only one. Republicans in Congress have spent the past several years detailing what is wrong with the ACA. And in every election since it

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/08/519059382/republicans-health-plan-may-not-fix-the-problems-they-want-to-fix?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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