Paul Ryan: ObamaCare will ‘collapse under its own weight’

Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanReid: Intelligence community should 'fake it' on Trump’s briefings Trump steals the spotlight at Democratic convention Spokesman denies that Trump invited Russia to hack Clinton MORE (R-Wis.) on Sunday predicted that, now that the Supreme Court upheld Affordable Care Act subsidies, the law will fail by itself.

Speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday, Ryan said the Supreme Court was wrong to uphold federal healthcare subsidies under ObamaCare.

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But Ryan said the law’s consequences, like squeezing Medicare, denying consumers choice and double-digit annual increases in premiums, will make it easier for Congress to repeal it.

“This law’s going to collapse under its own weight,” said Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. “I am as motivated as ever before to repeal and replace this law, and that’s what we’re working on.”

Ryan told host John Dickerson that, despite media reports to the contrary, the GOP has plenty of ideas for legitimate replacements to the law, something that he plans to move forward on in 2017 if a Republican is elected president.

“There are a number of alternative ObamaCare bills out there right now, in Congress. So I just disagree with that notion,” said Paul, who was the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2012.

“In 2016, we need to show the country what exactly we would replace this law with, so that when we win the election in 2016, we will have the ability to do it in 2017,” he continued, encouraging GOP presidential candidates to talk at length about what they want to do to replace ObamaCare with a system that works better.

But he disagreed strongly with President Obama’s invitation to Congress to propose fixes if they see problems with it.

“I just don’t think this law is fixable. It’s borne on such a fundamentally flawed premise. It makes people buy what the government only lets you buy,” he said.

Ryan sharply criticized the Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday, accusing Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the opinion of “calling foul balls as home runs.”

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