Mar 7, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Johnson: GOP should be ready to repeal Obamacare if they take control in 2024

Sen. Ron Johnson

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) asks questions during a Senate hearing to discuss the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on March 3, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Photo: Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said in an interview Monday that the GOP should repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, if Republicans retake control of the White House and Congress in 2024.

The big picture: The last time Republicans controlled the White House and Congress they were unable to successfully repeal and replace the ACA.

  • Republicans made numerous efforts to repeal the health care law for almost a decade, before abandoning the push in 2018, the Washington Post notes.

Driving the news: Johnson told the Breitbart News Daily podcast on Monday that Republicans need to "get our act together" for the 2024 election so they can "make good on what we've established as our priorities."

  • "For example, if we were going to repeal and replace Obamacare — I think we still need to fix our health care system — we need to have the plan ahead of time so that once we get in office, we can implement it immediately, not knock around like we did last time and fail," Johnson said.
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