Republicans Divided On Using Reconciliation To Target Health Law, With Ryan Supporting Tactic
Meanwhile, conservative opponents of the Affordable Care Act continue consideration of alternate proposals to replace or reform the law that could become themes of the 2016 campaign.
Ryan: GOP Planning To Use Reconciliation 'To Go After ObamaCare'
A top House Republican on Friday vowed to keep fighting to repeal ObamaCare through budget reconciliation even as the tactic is losing support from some within the GOP. “We want to use reconciliation to go after ObamaCare,” House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told reporters Friday. (Ferris, 7/10)
New Hampshire Union Leader:
Conservative Alternatives To Health Care Law Bring Tradeoffs
The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a key provision of the Affordable Care Act ensures that the law will be an issue in the 2016 campaigns, and a likely refrain from opponents will be that the law raised premiums and forced millions of people to change their health plans. Without question, the law did both, and Republicans opposed to the law have called for ending many of the regulations that remade the market for people who buy their own health insurance. (Boulton, 7/11)