GOP rep: Dems have done nothing to fix ObamaCare

GOP rep: Dems have done nothing to fix ObamaCare
© Greg Nash

Rep. Sean DuffySean DuffyGOP lawmaker clashes with CNN anchor over Russia probe Allow peaceful, law-abiding working immigrants out of the shadows GOP rep: Dems have done nothing to fix ObamaCare MORE (R-Wis.) on Monday criticized Democratic leadership for opposing the Republicans' healthcare legislation, saying Democrats have done nothing to improve ObamaCare.  

“Has [House Minority Leader] Nancy [Pelosi (D-Calif.)], or [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck SchumerCharles SchumerGOP senators distance themselves from House ObamaCare repeal bill McConnell: CBO analysis for House bill will repeat 'things we already know' Congress urges Trump administration to release public transit funding MORE [(D-N.Y.)], or Barack ObamaBarack ObamaGOP frustrated by slow pace of Trump staffing U.S. war ship nears Chinese island in first navigation challenge under Trump: report Vicente Fox to Trump: You’re president for ‘the wrong reason’ MORE come up with any fix to ObamaCare?” he asked on “Fox and Friends.”

“My district in central northern Wisconsin, it was a Democrat-leaning district. Donald TrumpDonald TrumpScarborough links Trump rhetoric, candidate's alleged assault of reporter Trump was smart to abandon NAFTA war, now let’s improve trade 5 things to watch in Montana’s special election MORE won it by over 60 percent because healthcare doesn't work for people,” Duffy added.

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Duffy said the cost of ObamaCare needs to be fixed because the costs are so high that it is “unusable.”

“The bottom line is if you are paying $2,000, $3,000 a month on premiums and $12,000 deductible, that's unusable. They need us to reform this,” Duffy said.

Duffy said, however, that he believes the Democratic leadership would be willing to work with Republicans after the repeal-and-replace plan passed.

“The Democrats are going to have to get on board. I think the pressure is going to come to bear. The key point for Democrats, once we repeal and start the replacement, they know they can't go back,” Duffy said in part. “That's when they will have to come to the table and I think negotiate with us. I think Nancy is going to be part of that conversation, or maybe I’m hopeful because spring is in the air.”