House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) writes in Politico that the "debt crisis is, above all, a health care spending crisis. About one-quarter of all federal government spending goes to health care — a percentage that would rise dramatically under the president’s new health care law."
Ryan writes PPACA is "a 2,700-page mistake that has compounded the worst problems in American health care, weakened our economy and accelerated out-of-control government spending. The law’s many restrictions and mandates have jeopardized access to affordable, quality health care for millions of Americans." He continues by stating that the "only sure way to control costs is to reform the government’s role in health care at every level by introducing choice and competition." That means that the solution to the nation's debt problem is to repeal PPACA and replace it with a system that relies on patients acting as informed consumers.
Read Rep. Ryan's article here.