New Speaker Paul Ryan pledged that the House will finally come up with a replacement for President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.
Republicans have promised but failed to coalesce around a new plan since the Affordable Care Act became law more than five years ago. “We think this problem is so urgent that, next year, we are going to unveil a plan to replace every word of Obamacare,” Ryan said. Although short on new ideas and lacking specifics, the Wisconsin Republican’s speech made clear that he has no desire to hang back and play a supporting role to the GOP’s presidential nominee next year. Ryan was the party’s vice presidential nominee in 2012.