Rep. Paul Ryan: Republicans won’t ‘give up on destroying the health care system’

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 16:34 EDT
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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Tuesday that Republicans would continue to push to repeal health care reform.

“We believe that this law is going to collapse under its own weight… This to us is something that we’re not going to give up on, because we’re not going to give up on destroying the health care system for the American people,” he said during a news conference to unveil his latest budget plan. “We want to prevent this law, which we really do believe will do great damage to families and the health care system in America.”

Ryan was referring to President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act. His budget plan would repeal most of the law, with a few exceptions.

The Republican congressman had just finished saying he wouldn’t fight to repeal the tax increases on wealthy Americans that went into effect earlier this year.

“We’re not going to re-fight the past, law is law, we know that is not going to change, especially with these issues” Ryan said.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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