Ryan breaks down problems with Obamacare



JEFF? >> COME BACK. [ LAUGHTER ] >> I WAS A REPUBLICAN AND I WORKED FOR THE REGAN AND BUSH CAMPAIGNS. JUST LIKE YOU, I WAS OPPOSED TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. WHEN IT WAS PASSED, I TOLD MY WIFE WE WOULD CLOSE OUR BUSINESS BEFORE I COMPILE WITH THIS LAW. THEN AT 49, I WAS GIVEN SIX WEEKS TO LIVE WITH A VERY CURABLE TYPE OF CANCER. WE OFFERED THREE TIMES THE COST OF MY TREATMENTS, WHICH WAS REJECTED. THEY REQUIRED AN INSURANCE CARD. THANKS TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, I'M STANDING HERE TODAY ALIVE. BEING BOTH A SMALL BUSINESS PERSON AND SOMEONE WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS, I RELY ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT TO BE ABLE TO PURCHASE MY OWN INSURANCE. WHY WOULD YOU REPEAL THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WITHOUT A REPLACEMENT? >> OH, WE WOULDN'T DO THAT. WE WANT TO REPLACE IT WITH SOMETHING BETTER. FIRST OF ALL, I'M GLAD YOU'RE STANDING HERE. [ LAUGHTER ] [ APPLAUSE ] >> REALLY, SERIOUSLY. >> CAN I — >> REALLY. >> CAN I SAY ONE THING? I HATE TO INTERRUPT YOU. CAN I SAY ONE THING? >> YEAH. >> I WANT TO THANK PRESIDENT OBAMA FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART BECAUSE I WOULD BE DEAD IF IT YOU TO GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND LOOK AT THE PLAN BUT LET ME GIVE YOU A FEW IDEAS. WE BELIEVE STATE HIGH RISK POOLS ARE A SMARTER WAY OF GUARANTEEING COVERAGE FOR PEOPLE WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS. WE HAD A REALLY GOOD ONE IN WISCONSIN. UTAH HAD A GREAT ONE. I WAS TALKING WITH A CONGRESSWOMAN FROM WASHINGTON TODAY WHO WAS TELLING ME HOW GOOD THEIR STATE HIGH RISK POOL IS. WHAT I MEAN WHEN I SAY THIS, ABOUT 8% OF ALL THE PEOPLE UNDER 65 HAVE THAT KIND OF PREEXISTING CONDITION. MY MOTHER-IN-LAW, CANCER, SHE HAD MELANOMA IN HER 20s, BREAST CANCER IN HER 50s, OVARIAN CANCER IN HER 60s. PEOPLE JUST HAVE THESE THINGS. AND WE DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO GO POOR OR BANKRUPT BECAUSE THIS THING HAPPENS TO THEM. SO WE OBVIOUSLY WANT TO HAVE A SYSTEM WHERE THEY CAN GET AFFORDABLE COVERAGE WITHOUT GOING BANKRUPT BECAUSE THEY GET SICK. BUT WE CAN DO THAT WITHOUT DESTROYING THE REST OF THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM FOR EVERYBODY ELSE. THAT'S THE POINT I'M TRYING TO MAKE. WHAT WE SHOULD HAVE DONE WAS FIX WHAT WAS BROKEN IN HEALTH CARE WITHOUT BREAKING WHAT WAS WORKING IN HEALTH CARE AND THAT'S WHAT UNFORTUNATELY OBAMA CARE DID. SO BY FINANCING STATE HIGH RISK POOLS TO GUARANTEE PEOPLE GET AFFORDABLE COVERAGE WHEN THEY HAVE A PREEXISTING CONDITION LIKE YOURSELF, WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS YOU'RE DRAMATICALLY LOWERING THE PRICE OF INSURANCE FOR EVERYBODY ELSE. SO IF WE SAY, LET'S JUST AS TAXPAYERS AND I AGREE WITH THIS, FINANCE THE COVERAGE FOR THOSE 8% OF AMERICANS UNDER 65 IN THE CONDITION LIKE YOURS, THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE COVERED OR PAID FOR BY THEIR SMALL BUSINESS OR INSURER WHOSE BUYING THE RATES FOR THE REST OF THE PEOPLE IN THEIR INSURED POOL AND DRAMATICALLY LOWER THE PRICE FOR THE OTHER 92% OF AMERICANS. LET'S DIRECTLY FIX THAT SO THAT EVERYBODY ELSE GETS COMPETITIVE RATES AND OTHER PEOPLE DON'T HAVE TO COVER THE EXPENSIVE PEOPLE. THE PROBLEM WITH OBAMA CARE, THEY CALL IT A DEATH SPIRAL. IT'S AN UGLY GRUESOME TERM BUT IT'S A MATH MATBATTLE TERM WHENE HEALTH INSURANCE GETS SO EXPENSIVE, HEALTHY PEOPLE WON'T BUY IT. IT'S A TRADE OFF. THE PENALTY TO NOT BUY IS CHEAPER THAN BUYING INSURANCE SO HEALTHY PEOPLE WON'T BUY IT AND THEREFORE WON'T PARTICIPATE IN THE INSURANCE POOL TO COVER THE L LOSSES, THAT'S WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OBAMACARE NOW. YOU HAVE UNHEALTHY PEOPLE MORE BUYING IT, HEALTHY PEOPLE NOT BUYING IT AND RATES ARE GOING UP AND ALL THE INSURERS ARE PULLING OUT. BIGGEST HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY OF THE YEAR UNITED PULLED OUT OF OBAMA CARE, AETNA PULLED OUT, HU HUAMANA. FIVE STATES ARE DOWN TO ONE. OVER 1,000 COUNTIES ARE DOWN TO ONE INSURER AND GETTING DOUBLE DIGIT PREMIUM INCREASES BECAUSE THEY HAVE A MONOPOLY. CLEARLY, THAT'S NOT WORKING. WE SEE THE WORST IS YET TO COME. THE INSURERS ARE GOING TO PULL OUT OF WHOLE STATES NOW. WE GOT TO STEP IN FRONT OF THE PROBLEM. I THINK THE PRESIDENT ELECT SAID WE CAN SIT BACK AND WATCH IT HAPPEN AND SAY LOOK WHAT THE DEMOCRATS DID. THAT WOULD BE IRRESPONSIBLE FOR US TO DO THAT. WE HAVE TO STEP IN RESCUE PEOPLE FROM THE COLLAPSE OF THIS LAW. THERE ARE GOOD OBJECTIVES THAT THEY SOUGHT TO ACHIEVE IN THIS LAW. WE AGREE WITH THEM. WE THINK YOUNG PEOPLE, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO STAND THEIR PARENTS PLAN UNTIL YOU ARE 26. THERE NEEDS TO BE A SOLUTION WE HAVE FOR PEOPLE WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS, BUT WE WANT MORE CHOICES. LOWER PRICES. MORE

38 Comments

  1. they look a lot alike

  2. NOOOO, IM FROM THE YEAR 2019 AND I HAVE COME TO WARN YOU, IT DID NOT WORK.

  3. Why is healthcare “insurance?” Insurance is something you do when one party hopes to make a lot of money. Single-payer allows only the doctors and medical/hospital staff to make money which IMHO is who should make money on our “healthcare.”

  4. I LOVE the smug look on Paul Ryan’s face when this man begins by telling him he’s a small business owner and how drastically that smug changes when he realizes that this man tells him that Obamacare saved his life

  5. holy shit i thought someone dubbed over this man's voice.
    i feel like an asshole now

  6. Are we gonna pretend like the sick dude wasn’t predetermined to speak

  7. Whose this actor?

  8. Obamacare was a good idea, but it was executed wrong

  9. I smell bullshit. This fucker is just making money for the insurance companies.

  10. The haves don’t want to pay for the have-nots.

  11. You wouldn’t be dead you would be in debtttt

  12. "I want to thank President Obama from the bottom of my heart because I would be dead if it wasn't for him"

  13. Obamacare forced people to get something many could not afford it and they got fined if they could not pay. At least The fine is gone now.

  14. I have the answer to the health care situation. Require the coverage but make older people pay more even if that means getting less social security or pension. That's the only fair way to do it!

  15. They should take away Ryan's health insurance and see how he feels then!

  16. Couldn't have explained it better. People need to understand that insurance is a necessary evil. Where more people pay, who never use it. So, if you start to increase their payments, they will pull out from this evil.

  17. Paul Ryan makes an interesting point. Why are insurance companies profiteering at the expense of sick people? Insurers pulled out because they don’t want to comply with the idea of actually having to take care of people. Also, Ryan is a hypocrite unless he disagrees with the republican party’s notion that they don’t believe the federal government is supposed to guarantee affordable healthcare for Americans at all.

  18. The first guy’s voice makes me feel uncomfortable

  19. I came here for the dab. Disappointed.

  20. Wheres the dabs

  21. Just dab on them haters

  22. Paul Ryan go fuck yourself heartless disgusting monster!! Dont take away peoples health care!!
    Im thinking of all the people who are covered by Obamacare, now they will loose their only coverage!! Their only lifeline!! If they get a serious sickness, cancer for example which unfortunately is a very common sickness, these people will most likely die as a result of it just because of your incapability and complete lack of empathy and heart!! All because you want lower taxes for your ugly ass and your disgusting friends in your party!!
    If you truly cared about these people – i mean truly from the heart – you wouldnt make these cuts in social security and take away peoples only lifeline, you wouldnt make it more expensive, simply you wouldnt make it worse!!!! But still you do, because you have no heart Ryan!!!
    You really dont care ONE SHIT about if people die, you really dont!! You might as well admit it to yourself!! You simply dont care, you dont!! As long as you are not in that situation yourself!!
    I wonder one thing you evil criminal, do you want to be in that situation yourself?!?! You have blood on your hands!!

  23. How do you fix whats not broken????

  24. Using competition as an excuse to repeal obama care.
    Republicans just don't care 😡

  25. AMERICA HATES YOU PAUL RYAN——hope you're happy spreading misery, disgust——STEP ASIDE—-PASS THIS ON!! Paul—are your policies to cut social benefits, funnel the money to the top 1% (mostly corporations) ERODE BENEFITS THAT AMERICANS DEPEND ON FOR THEIR LIVES, HEALTH, FINANCES better? Is causing millions of Americans to lose health insurance better? T H E I R D E A T H S A R E O N Y O U R H E A D F O R E V E R.

  26. Paul the lier ,like the whole Trump team!

  27. Democrats aren't the only ones who pay actors, thugs, and morons to shill for them. This isn't democracy this is Kabuki theater.

  28. Crony Zio-RINO Ryan is in his element on CNN….

  29. FAKE NEWS FAKE CHANNEL FAKE HUMANS

  30. and who pays for the high-risk pools? how much do those cost?

  31. better and cheaper healtcare…dont get sick or if you get sick just die quickly

  32. Ryan = Eddie Munster grown up

  33. 'What we should have done was fix what was broken in healthcare without breaking what was working in healthcare and that's what unfortunately Obamacare did …' listen to this man words. We did not HAVE universal healthcare before Obamacare you spin doctor. What YOU are doing is not fixing what is 'broken' and not only NOT fixing it, but making it a million times worse. You treat people like they are morons. How do you sleep at night??

  34. @ctguy591…. I read more and more of your comments and have come to my conclusion about you… So I have one question: ' Would you for the sake of the bloody world consider running against Trump in 2020??? PLEEASE? ctguy591 for PRESIDENT!!!

  35. i thought that guy was dubbed smooth voice bro

  36. we have to understand there is a miss conception between WHY helthy people sould pay for sick peole. NOW im getting sick with Hungry no eating Because. I CANT AFFORD STUPID PENALTY

  37. Paul Ryan is right. We have choice but just one. Very expensive and cost is higher every year. It is not fair to those who works hard.

  38. Paul ryan screw oboma care and replace it with hsa lol!

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