It is the winter of 2010. Republicans and Democrats are meeting for an historic health summit at the Blair House in Washington, DC. Paul Ryan, ranking member of the House Budget Committee, leads things off for Republicans—and in just two simple sentences, he gets to the heart of the health care debate:
Today, National Right to Life—the oldest and largest pro-life organization in the United States—endorsed the American Health Care Act. In a letter to members of Congress, the group urged passage of Republican legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, highlighting key provisions of the bill to defend life and prevent federal taxpayer funding of abortions:
WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) made the following comments this evening at a Republican leadership press conference:
“I want to thank Mike Pence. He gave a great presentation to our members, really rallied our members around our efforts here to repeal and replace Obamacare. So I want to thank the vice president for that.
Today, a broad coalition of leading conservative organizations endorsed the American Health Care Act. In an open letter to Congress, the groups urged passage of Republican legislation to repeal Obamacare and replace it with truly affordable, patient-centered, conservative reforms.