Here's GOP Senator Ron Johnson on the 'wall' they've hit:
Sen. Ron Johnson is warning that the GOP can only do so much to repeal ObamaCare, downplaying lawmakers' ability to completely dismantle the law
“We only have so much power to repeal certain elements of ObamaCare through reconciliation — 51 votes — the taxes, the subsidies,” Johnson told CNN on Friday morning.
“So many of the market reforms — I would call them the market distortions — that have caused premiums to skyrocket and out-of-pocket maximums and deductibles to skyrocket, those are probably going to need 60 votes. And it doesn’t sound like the Democrats are really willing to bear the responsibility of the mess they created.”
Johnson last month talked up the idea of repairing former President Obama’s signature healthcare law, as opposed to an outright repeal of the measure.