Levin: Republicans’ ACA “Chainsaw” Has been Out for Three Years

Oct 29, 2013
Press Release


WASHINGTON – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement regarding this morning’s Ways and Means Committee hearing on healthcare.gov:

“For more than three years since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, Republicans have had one goal in mind: repeal the law, even if it means shutting down the government and threatening to default on the full faith and credit of the U.S. That goal was vividly illustrated today when Rep. Dave Reichert said about the Affordable Care Act: ‘The chainsaw needs to come out.’ In fact, the Republican chainsaw has been out for three-plus years. Today’s hearing wasn’t about helping to make the Affordable Care Act work. It was about continuing a three-year effort to destroy it.”