"That’s why, when it comes to Obamacare, repeal means relief—relief from the higher costs, low-quality care, and more broken promises." -Paul Ryan, Dec. 2016
Paul Ryan is promising to lower premiums and increase the quality of care for everyone.
What Paul Ryan wants to save us from, is just what will happen when his plan is implemented. It's opposite day every day under Republicans.
Ryan is getting ready to take a victory lap when the Affordable Care Act collapses, brought about by the new Republican majority. Insurer uncertainty will create health care chaos, meaning anything can happen between repeal and whatever replaces it, and Ryan will blame ObamaCare.
Here's a taste of the bullshit: "Skyrocketing premiums" were negated by increased tax credits, so Ryan is lying:
Skyrocketing Premiums: President Obama promised that Obamacare would help bring down premium costs for an average household. Families have instead seen their premiums skyrocket anywhere from 20 percent in some states to more than 50 percent in others.
Soaring Deductibles? Ryan's plan is based on High Deductible plans:
Soaring Deductibles: Deductibles have soared under Obamacare to the point that many Americans feel like they don’t even have health insurance.Marketplace Collapses? Nope. But many have seen insurers leave the competitive marketplace because they couldn't compete on price. Oops. Oh, and getting new coverage saves people money on their premiums and tax credits. If it's such a failure why is Ryan proposing this same marketplace idea for Medicare?
Collapsing Markets: Nearly 75 percent of state-run Obamacare exchanges have already collapsed—with more on the way—forcing more than 800,000 Americans to find new coverage.Remember:
"When it comes to Obamacare, repeal means relief—relief from the higher costs, low-quality care, and more broken promises." - Paul Ryan