It’s ‘Chaos’ Versus ‘Order’ In First Salvo Of Fight To Repeal Obamacare

House Speaker Paul Ryan has vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but House Republicans have not settled on a plan to replace it. Instead, Ryan said, his members have many “ideas.”

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House Speaker Paul Ryan has vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but House Republicans have not settled on a plan to replace it. Instead, Ryan said, his members have many “ideas.”

J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Opening punches were thrown in what one top Democrat today called “the first big fight” of the new congressional year — the promise by President-elect Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

President Obama met with Democrats on Capitol Hill while Vice President-elect Mike Pence sat down with Republicans, as each side prepared for the skirmishing in the days and months ahead.

Asked what advice he gave Democrats in the closed-door meeting about the legacy program that bears his name, Obama responded, “Look out for the American people.”

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/01/04/508211068/its-chaos-versus-order-in-first-salvo-in-fight-to-repeal-obamacare?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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