Hoyer Discusses Republican Focus on Health Care Repeal Instead of Jobs on MSNBC's "The Ed Show"

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“This is the 31st or 32nd or 33rd time that they put a repeal bill on the floor. Everybody knows it`s not going to pass. They’re wasting time. They’re not addressing jobs. … [Republicans] want to take away, as you said, health care affordability and accountability and reliability.… They want to take it from millions and millions of Americans. From seniors, from young people, from kids with pre-existing conditions. They want to jerk that away from them and they have absolutely nothing on the table to replace it. They say repeal and replace, but they haven`t had any replacement.”

“[The Affordable Care Act] was a good bill. It means very positive things for all Americans in my view, those that don’t have insurance, but those who have insurance as well.… [The Congressional Budget Office] says we’re going to save a trillion dollars in the second ten years of the bill’s operation. We’re going to have 30 million people who have availability of health care. We’re going to have kids who won’t have to worry about pre-existing conditions or people who transfer from one job to another. We’re going to have seniors who will have that doughnut hole eliminated for them. We’re going to have people have preventive care [and] they won’t have to worry about cost.”

”We’re spending time on something that has no chance of passage, no chance of enactment, and will take things away from the American people, and ignoring the principle problem that is confronting the American people - job creation, a jobs bill.”

“[The Affordable Care Act] was a good bill. It means very positive things for all Americans in my view, those that don`t have insurance, but those who have insurance as well. …[The Congressional Budget Office] says we`re going to save a trillion dollars in the second ten years of the bill`s operation. We`re going to have 30 million people who have availability of health care. We`re going to have kids who won`t have to worry about pre-existing conditions or people who transfer from one job to another. We`re going to have seniors who will have that doughnut hole eliminated for them. We`re going to have people have preventive care they won`t have to worry about cost.”

”We`re spending time on something that has no chance of passage, no chance of enactment, and will take things away from the American people, and ignoring the principle problem that is confronting the American people -job creation, a jobs bill.”