Republican leaders have yet to spell out their strategy for tackling ObamaCare now that they control Congress, and so far have pursued a piecemeal approach — but are crossing their fingers that a looming Supreme Court case will give them an opening to unravel the law.
GOP leaders huddled this week at a retreat in Hershey, Pa., where the Affordable Care Act was a chief topic.
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, on Thursday called ObamaCare a “terrible law” that needs to be replaced because it’s “beyond repair.”
But Ryan also said he did not have a “timeline” for doing so.
Leaders still say they want to repeal the law. But while the 114th Congress kicked off with major statements on energy and immigration — the House voted recently to approve the Keystone XL pipeline and reverse President Obama’s immigration actions — proposals pertaining to ObamaCare have been far more modest.