Speaker Ryan and Republican leaders held a press conference with Vice President-elect Mike Pence today to discuss repealing and replacing Obamacare. Later today, the Senate will begin to consider a repeal resolution.

Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement after the Obamacare repeal resolution was introduced in the Senate:

In this week’s Republican address, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) discusses a new law that will bring the most significant reforms to our mental health system in more than a generation.

Obamacare is hurting families, and before things get worse, we will act to repeal it so that we can bring relief as soon as possible.

Obamacare has failed the American people—and things are only getting worse. When Congress reconvenes in January, we will begin the process of reversing the damage caused by Obamacare by passing the legislative tools necessary to repeal it. To achieve a stronger, more patient-centered health care system, we first have to fix what isn’t working.

Six years after the enactment of Obamacare, here’s what we know: This law has failed the American people.

Obamacare is a disaster. Insurance markets are collapsing. Premiums are soaring. Patients’ choices are dwindling. The law has failed to deliver on its core promises, hurting far more than it is helping.

Last night, Speaker Ryan appeared on CBS’s 60 Minutes for a conversation with Scott Pelley, ranging from what Congress plans to tackle in 2017 to working with President-elect Trump.
"We are about to change the very way we do medical research and development in this country."
Today, Speaker Ryan discussed the 21st Century Cures Act—legislation introduced by the Energy and Commerce Committee to bring American health care into the 21st century—at a weekly press conference with House Republicans.