Jordan on CNN New Day: ‘We want a plan’ that repeals Obamacare, lowers premiums
Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) joined CNN New Day this morning to discuss what’s next for congressional efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.
During the interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, Rep. Jordan said:
“We want to put together a plan that actually repeals Obamacare, that actually lowers premiums, and frankly one that hopefully more than 17 percent of the country approves of. So we’re working hard at that and we’ve never stopped at achieving that goal because that’s what the American people sent us here to do.
“We’ve always been focused on those regulations which are driving up the cost of premiums. I’ve said all along, even CBO said premiums are going to increase over the next three years under the proposal brought last week. So let’s get at those regulations, let’s do all we can to lower premiums for the American people. That’s what we’ve always focused on.
“Look at the four corners of the document. Look at the legislation itself. What did it do, what didn’t it do? It didn’t repeal Obamacare fully, it didn’t lower premiums, it wasn’t supported by the Republican Party, every major conservative organization in the country opposed it, and only 17 percent of the country liked it. … Let’s do what the president said. Let’s get a deal put together, but one that accomplishes what we were sent here to accomplish.
“I think we had a good conference [meeting] yesterday … talking about ways forward, ways to move forward and accomplish what we all campaigned on, what we were elected on in 2010, 2014 and 2016.”
VIDEO of Rep. Jordan on New Day: https://youtu.be/7ftSRrJEMgk