Many Donald Trump supporters have had a hard time accepting Paul Ryan. He was a very visible, Trump “holdout” during the election—even going as far to refuse to campaign for him. At the time, many of his Trump-related statements easily showed he wasn’t in favor of the current president. Now, many believe he isn’t supporting Trump’s presidency properly, as he’s pushing through a terrible, healthcare bill. Paul Ryan’s healthcare bill is said to not even repeal, replace Obamacare.
Throughout Trump’s presidential campaign, one of the biggest topics was healthcare. Obamacare was a mess; it left millions of Americans without healthcare while forcing incredibly high prices on those who did. Some states saw double-digit healthcare prices increase—a total disaster. For this reason, Trump gained large support when he pledged to “repeal and replace Obamacare”—a phrase he has continued to say after the election.
The president is looking to get rid of Obamacare as fast as possible. Immediately after being sworn in to office, he even signed an executive order to eliminate the tax penalty for those who don’t have insurance. Now, a growing list of GOP Senators are concerned Paul Ryan is pushing the American Health Care Act through—they should just call it Obamacare 2.0.
Considering the elimination of Obamacare is high on Trump’s list of to-do’s, and Ryan’s bill isn’t going to repeal and replace it, it’s understandable Trump supporters continue to feel conflicted with Ryan as the Speaker of the House. Does Ryan support the President, or is he just another Washington problem for Trump to overcome?
“Ryan is rushing a bill—the American Health Care Act, or Obamacare 2.0, or Obamacare Lite, or Ryancare as it has become known—through the House of Representatives right now. But Cotton, a US Senator, tells Breitbart News in this exclusive phone interview on Thursday afternoon that Ryan should back off. Cotton told Breitbart News that this plan by Ryan does not follow through on President Trump’s and other Republicans’ plans to repeal Obamacare then replace it with a healthcare system that works better for all Americans.”
What are Ryan’s intentions? Does he have President Trump (and the American people’s) best interests in mind? It’s hard to believe the president would agree to not repeal and replace Obamacare, leaving the future of the American Health Care Act uncertain.