Yesterday, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) made headlines after saying that Republicans should have a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act if they win the White House in 2024. The news comes as Republicans are doing everything in their power to fight common sense measures to lower health costs, reduce prescription drug prices, and expand coverage. News coverage and reactions from Democratic allies and lawmakers confirm that the GOP playbook in coming years is raising taxes on working families and ripping away coverage and protections for patients with pre-existing conditions.
MSNBC: Why Ron Johnson’s New Rhetoric On ‘Obamacare’ Repeal Matters. “Just four years ago, Democrats won back the House majority in large part by focusing on Republican efforts to take health security away from tens of millions of families. Johnson, unprompted, opened the door to having that same election-year debate once more.” [MSNBC, 3/8/22]
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Ron Johnson Signals Republicans Should Repeal And Replace Obamacare If The Party Retakes Control In 2024. “U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson signaled Monday that if Republicans regain control of Congress this year — and the presidency in 2024 — they should again try to repeal the Affordable Care Act.” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/7/22]
Politico: The Return Of … Obamacare Repeal? — Paging Mitch McConnell. “[The] ACA has become even more popular since Biden took office, with more than 31 million people using the government health care system…But Johnson’s repeal idea alone could cause complications for McConnell’s strategy of making the election a referendum on Biden and Democrats.” [Politico, 3/8/22]
DCCC Spokesperson Nebeyatt Betre: “Republicans want to hurt working Americans by ripping away their health care and raising their taxes. A House Democratic majority won’t let that happen.” [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, 3/8/22]