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Speaker Ryan: Anthem Obamacare withdrawal in Wisc., Indiana forcing people to ‘scramble’ to find new plans, doctors

Anthem announced yesterday that it would be leaving the Obamacare exchanges for Indiana and Wisconsin in 2018. The health insurance plan provider will still provide plans off the exchange for a select few counties in both states; however, purchasers will not be able to use tax subsidies for their coverages. The Washington Examiner has the full story: Anthem said in a statement it made its decision because "the individual market remains volatile." It blamed uncertainty ahead over whether it would receive insurance payments from the federal government, as well as whether the government would enforce the Obamacare law that requires people to have ...

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke: Trump’s budget plan ‘is what a balanced budget looks like’

“This is what a balanced budget looks like,” Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said, remaining on-topic as he stood strong supporting Trump’s $1.6 billion in funding cuts while liberals from several committees peppered Zinke with questions regarding Trump and other questions unrelated to the budget. The Washington Post has the commentary: “I support the president’s budget,” Zinke said, tough decisions and all. “It does not favor oil and gas and coal over any other strategy.” Committee Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) supported Trump’s effort to seek revenue from gas exploration in her state, which she said ...

House Speaker Ryan: Republicans ‘close’ to Obamacare-repeal compromise

Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) this week says establishment Republicans and members of the House Freedom Caucus are one step closer to a deal on a new Obama-repeal bill. The Washington Examiner has the details: Lawmakers are "negotiating finishing touches" on a compromise, Ryan told the London think tank Policy Exchange during an overseas trip Wednesday. "We have a system that is in dire need of reform," Ryan said, referring to Obamacare. Since lawmakers adjourned for recess nearly two weeks ago, talks have been continuing among conservatives and centrists to let states opt out of some Obamacare insurer mandates. Conservatives ...

Speaker of the House Ryan, Sen. Enzi announce introduction of resolution aimed at defunding Obamacare

Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate today announced the first step toward repealing and replacing Obamacare – a concurrent resolution that authorizes four committees to “fast-track” the repeal process and “achieve at least $1 billion in deficit reduction” from fiscal years 2017 through 2026. “Today, we take the first steps to repair the nation’ broken healthcare system, removing Washington from the equation and putting control back where it belongs: with patients, their families, and their doctors,” Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) says in a statement. This on the heels of GOP assurances rolling back President Obama’s ...

Speaker Ryan: ‘The president is not permitted to write law – only Congress is’

The House of Representatives this week votes on a resolution that will determine whether Congress files with the Supreme Court a brief opposing President Obama’s stayed executive order that would grant work permits to 5 million illegal immigrants. Politico has the story: Speaker Paul Ryan announced Tuesday that the House will vote on a resolution to allow the chamber to file a brief in a Supreme Court case that tests the validity of President Barack Obama's immigration executive order. Ryan (R-Wis.) told a closed meeting of House Republicans that the chamber will attempt to file a brief in U.S. v. Texas, which tests whether Obama's plan to ...

Speaker Ryan: ‘The problem with divided government is you can’t get everything you want’

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in a recent interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly said enacting legislation is an uphill battle as Congress doesn’t have the necessary votes to override President Obama’s veto pen and that he is navigating his way through budget legislation leftover from former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). “The problem with divided government is you can’t get everything you want – No. 1. Number two, I inherited this mess from the earlier Congress; everybody kind of knows that this budget bill was done basically before I became speaker four months ago. The Daily Signal has the details: Though Republicans control both ...

Republican senator calling on Speaker Ryan to take up tax reform in 2016

Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley (R-Iowa), a member and former chair of the Senate finance committee, is lobbying for a simpler, flatter tax code and hopes reform will come as early as this year with help from now-Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Iowa Public Radio has more info: "If we were going to have a simple reform, we would have one tax rate, with an exemption for low and middle income people," he says. One figure for that cut-off, which he says is often used, is $36,000, after which workers would be subject to a flat tax. Grassley says although it would lower the tax rate for many people, ultimately the government would collect more ...

Ryan Would Just Be More Of The Same (Jenny Beth Martin Op-Ed in Politico)

Paul Ryan is not the right man to assume the House Speakership—and anyone who believes he is just doesn’t get it. In fact, anyone who believes Ryan is the right man for Speaker simply has no idea why we in the Tea Party movement feel like the Republican Party has betrayed us, no understanding of what’s motivating the GOP primary electorate’s embrace of outsider candidates and no clue how to fashion a strategy that re-unites all the factions necessary to build a winning Republican coalition for the crucial 2016 elections. Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/10/paul-ryan-speaker-election-gop-establishment-213268#ixzz3p7D...

Paul Ryan and Obamacare: Negotiating over Collapse

Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) was once one of the most ardent opponents of Obamacare. He has spoken articulately about the double-counting in Obamacare, and in 2010 refused to support deficit reduction measures recommended by the co-chairs of the Simpson-Bowles Commission because those measures did not include repeal of Obamacare. Now, Ryan’s view on Obamacare may be “evolving” as Vice President Joe Biden would say. Ryan’s op-ed in The Wall Street Journal failed to mention Obamacare even once. This drew sharp criticism from Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Jenny Beth Martin: “Not once did Mr. Ryan mention the program that is ...

Rep. Ryan’s ‘Plan to End Stalemate’ Misses the Mark

Ignores Obamacare and the Damage it is Causing Americans   WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Tea Party Patriots criticized Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) recent op-Ed on “How We Can End This Stalemate” in The Wall Street Journal for failing to address the concerns the American people have over Obamacare.  “There is no question it is the President and Democrats who refuse to negotiate, but it is the President’s failed healthcare law that needs to be dealt with in Congress,” said Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator for Tea Party Patriots. “Not once did Mr. Ryan mention the program that is hurting hard-working Americans.  We must ...