GOP rep: Dems have done nothing to fix ObamaCare

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

Rep. Sean DuffySean DuffyFlood insurance overhaul is progressing in House Puerto Rico statehood bid a total failure GOP rep dismisses Mueller probe: 'What the hell are we investigating?' 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 SchumerSenate Dems plan floor protest ahead of ObamaCare repeal vote Dem senator: Don't bet against McConnell on ObamaCare repeal It's time for Republicans to play offense while Democrats are weak MORE [(D-N.Y.)], or Barack ObamaBarack ObamaInspector general report: Park Service did not change records of crowd size at inauguration Feehery: Medicaid reform opening Pro-Trump group blasts 'rigged' Russia probe in ad starring Tomi Lahren 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 TrumpAlec Baldwin's Trump will return to SNL Carter Page questioned in FBI Russia investigation: report Major progressive group rolls out first incumbent House endorsement 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.”