Kaiser Health News: If Republicans Repeal Health Law, How Will They Pay For Replacement?
Julie Rovner reports: "Leading Republicans have vowed that even if they repeal most of the Affordable Care Act early in 2017, a replacement will not hurt those currently receiving benefits. Republicans will seek to ensure that “no one is worse off,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., in an interview with a Wisconsin newspaper earlier this month. “The purpose here is to bring relief to people who are suffering from Obamacare so that they can get something better.” But that may be difficult for one big reason — Republicans have also pledged to repeal the taxes that Democrats used to pay for their health law." (Rovner, 12/23)