#TBT to Times House Republicans Said So-Called ACA Alternative Was Coming

Speaker Ryan and House Republicans voted yesterday for the 62nd time to undermine and/or dismantle the Affordable Care Act, threatening the health coverage of millions of Americans.  Speaker Ryan continues to promise that Republicans will have a so-called alternative to ACA.  We’ve heard the same, worn-out talking point before.

Below are some of the many times they’ve said a so-called replacement was imminent:

June 16, 2009 — House Republicans: “…we will provide you with a bill”

September 23, 2010 — CNS News: House Republicans Pledge to ‘Repeal and Replace’ Obamacare

January 19, 2011 — Kevin McCarthy: “We’ll start tomorrow with a replacement.”

July 1, 2012 — Boehner on CBS’ Face the Nation: “We’re going take a common-sense…approach…”

July 10, 2012 — Rep. Jenkins: “…we must repeal the law and…replace it”

March 10, 2013 —  Paul Ryan on Fox News: “We’re going to propose replacing Obamacare with…a health care system for everybody”

May 16, 2013 — Boehner in POLITICO: “I expect our conference in the coming weeks to have a discussion about Obamacare…and what the replacement legislation would look like.”

August 15, 2013 — Nola.com: Rep. Steve Scalise’s conservative caucus working on ObamaCare alternative

January 16, 2014 — Newsmax: Boehner: GOP Working on Alternative to Obamacare

January 30, 2014 — Los Angeles Times: House GOP will offer Obamacare alternative this year

February 21, 2014 — Roll Call: Cantor Says GOP Finishing Work on Obamacare Alternative, Details Agenda

February 27, 2014 — Speaker Boehner Weekly Press Conference: “Our members will offer an alternative when it comes to Obamacare.”

April 10, 2014 — NBC: Boehner: GOP Still ‘Building Consensus’ on Obamacare Alternative

July 24, 2014 — Huffington Post: Don’t Worry, Republicans Are Still Working On A Plan To Replace Obamacare

January 3, 2015 — POLITICO: GOP searches for Obamacare fix

January 25, 2015 — Speaker Boehner on “60 Minutes’: “We’re working on this.”

January 29, 2015 — Boehner on Fox News: “There will be an alternative, and you will get to see it”

March 19, 2015 — Talking Points Memo: Boehner: We’re Gonna Have An Obamacare Replacement ‘Soon’

May 18, 2015 — The Hill: GOP lawmaker presses House leaders for ObamaCare alternative

May 28, 2015 — Fox News: Republicans keep scanning the horizon for path to scrap, replace ObamaCare

As you have noticed, there have been plenty.  And as the New York Times noted yesterday: “Republicans in Congress have yet to offer a comprehensive replacement for the law.”

When will they show their flawed plan to the American people?  Well, we have to “just wait” — as we have for over 2,100 days.

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