WASHINGTON (CBS DC)– Republican Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is predicting an ill fate for the Affordable Care Act, following a portion of the law being upheld by the Supreme Court last week.
“I just don’t think this law is fixable,” Ryan said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday, as reported by CBS News. “I just think it’s so fundamentally flawed. I think the law is going to collapse under its own weight.”
The House Ways and Means Chair says he is “motivated as ever” to repeal the law and replace it with what he’s working on.
Many Republicans have spoken out against the law vowing to repeal it following the 6-3 Supreme Court ruling. Ryan also accused the Supreme Court of “rewriting laws” from the judiciary branch.
“I think that they’ve done a great disservice to the country because they’re rewriting laws at the bench,” Ryan told CBS. “We have three constructionists on the court when we should have had five.”
The congressman says that with a Republican president in 2017 the law should be replaced one with that “actually works.”
“And so, yes, I’m very shocked at this ruling, but it does not deter us from actually delivering on what we really want, which is affordable care for everybody and let people choose what they want to buy… And that’s not what this law does,” Ryan added.
The Wisconsin representative says there is a comprehensive replacement plan underway.