On this week’s Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace entered into some tough questioning of former vice-presidential candidate and Congressman Paul Ryan in regards to his position on Obamacare, with Ryan telling Wallace that he still hopes to see Obamacare repealed.
Ryan told Wallace that Obamacare has created problems for states by impacting Medicaid and that states need to be allowed to tailor the program more appropriately on a case-by-case basis. Wallace then challenged Ryan on his proposal to cut $770 billion dollars and its potential impact on delivery of the program. Ryan said they can do it because it hasn’t been implemented yet.
“These are increases that have not come yet. By repealing Obamacare and the Medicaid expansions that haven’t occurred yet, we’re basically preventing an explosion of a program that is already failing. So we’re saying don’t grow this program through Obamacare because it doesn’t work,” he said.
Ryan went on to mention various state programs that have been impacted by Obamacare, which then prompted Wallace to challenge him on the possibility of a repeal.
“Are you saying that as part of your budget you assume the repeal of Obamacare?” asked Wallace.
“Yes,” answered Ryan.
“Well that’s not gonna happen,” said Wallace.
“Well, we believe it should. That’s the point. This is what budgeting is all about. It’s about making tough choices to solve our country’s problems,” said Ryan.
Watch the exchange in the video below.