New Ryan reelection ad on health care
October 2nd, 2012
02:54 PM ET
2 years ago

New Ryan reelection ad on health care

(CNN) - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is out with a new ad Tuesday – one supporting his bid for reelection to the House of Representatives.

The seven-term Wisconsin congressman's new spot, "Patient Centered Solutions," shows him fielding a question from a Wisconsin woman about his plans to reform the health care system.

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"We should get insurance and government bureaucrats out of the way and force health care providers to compete for our business," Ryan says in response to the question. "That way we can cut costs, improve quality, and make health care accessible for everyone."

He makes no mention of President Barack Obama's health reform law, which he and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney criticize on the campaign trail, but does say health decision should not be in the hands of "government or insurance bureaucrats."

"Insurance companies and providers should show us their prices and practices so you can make decisions based on cost and quality," Ryan says.

A new television ad for the Romney-Ryan presidential campaign released Tuesday also mentions healthcare.

"To pay for government-run healthcare, you'll pay higher taxes and more for your medicine," the narrator says.

Ryan went up with his first ad in mid-September, CNN reported at the time.

His home state, Wisconsin, is a presidential race toss up on the CNN Electoral Map and has 10 electoral votes in that race.

Ryan represents the state's first congressional district and is chairman of the House Budget Committee. He also serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, and that committee's panel on health.

– CNN's Kevin Bohn and Gregory Wallace contributed to this report


Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
soundoff (50 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Very pathetic without any brain.....these idiots are not viable candidates. So sorry GOP has to provide these animals. Yes, on Obama12.

    October 2, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  2. Luke,AZ

    Romney/Ryan the Vulture/Voucher guys are at it again, tryin to lie their way to the White House. By the way Gov Romney, WHERE ARE YOUR TAXES !!!

    October 2, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  3. thanks, but no thanks

    Why is CNN not covering the registration fraud going on in Florida and other states from the firm hired by GOP?

    October 2, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. HOLY TIGHTY WHITIES WILLARD

    Ask AARP members what they think about your healthcare solutions Ryan.

    October 2, 2012 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Sounds like he supports the regulations in the Affordable health care act but is against it because its a democratic bill that needs to eliminated so that the republicans can pass the same bill with a different name and claim credit for health care reform.

    October 2, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  6. Donkey Party

    Another day, another Ryan lie. I hope Hell has enough space for the GOP, it's going to need it.

    October 2, 2012 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  7. Yonni

    Isn't that bizarre he is running half heartedly to be the VP of the USA. I think it is a serious job and highest honor to hold the second highest office in the land. How he can pursuit it such lightly. He would probably look for lobbying job if he becomes VP for a better pay, very strange.

    October 2, 2012 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  8. Bill from GA

    "Patient Centered Solutions" means you let Insurance Companies charge whatever they want to charge, and if you are paying for your own, you are priced out of the market before you really need it, regardless of how well you take care of yourself.

    I hope ryan is out of Government work around January, so he can try that "Patient Centered Solutions" first hand.

    October 2, 2012 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  9. 1twinsfan

    It's not government run health care. It's insurance reform and for the uninsured, finally, an insurance option.

    October 2, 2012 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  10. sl

    sounds like Ryan is making sure that he gets a job right after mitt looses the presidency

    October 2, 2012 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  11. truth hurts

    Ryan will get his usual 60-70% of the vote for his House seat. But he'll be VP so somebody else will have to serve in that seat.

    October 2, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  12. NEVER to VOTE REPUBLICAN again

    So sad for the old G.O.P. rest in peace.
    OBAMA 2012!

    October 2, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  13. Bill from GA

    And if ryan wants to get government bureaucrats out of the way, he should take out any Government subsidies (tax breaks) for insurance to level the playing field for all consumers. See how popular that is, paulie!!

    October 2, 2012 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  14. ghostriter

    Actually, that is not a bad idea. Getting insurance companies out of the way. Making hospitals put their prices up, fast food menu style. I can get behind this.

    Too bad that if this gains traction, Ryan will have to back track to appease the insurance companies. Can't bite the hand that feeds you....

    October 2, 2012 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  15. FactCheck

    Bwa ha ha ha ha... "we should ... force health care providers to compete for our business". Hey Paul, guess what? Companies can collude to maintain high prices. See, Health Care Industry (which, in this country, is an entirely "for profit" system). Where on earth did you learn basic economics??

    October 2, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  16. Calif Conservative

    Hussein Obama why did you ignore calls for help in Benghazi? Why did you also out right lie about it?

    $716 Billion from Medicare while raising the middle class' taxes. THANKS OBAMA.

    October 2, 2012 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  17. incredulous

    Ryan might as well read fairy tales on camera. There's no truth or validity to anything he says. Sad.

    October 2, 2012 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  18. Calif Conservative

    FACT: Obama has increased foreign aid 80%.

    October 2, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  19. cali girl

    Liar Rayn, he still wants your grandma and grandpa to get coupons for their Medicare. Then watch the health care companies refuse to take them.

    October 2, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  20. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    We can thank Obama for the end of most of the leaders of al Qaeda, and we can thank Ayn Ryan and the tea party for the death of the republican party.

    October 2, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  21. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I wish Ayn would give up his government insurance.

    October 2, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  22. Calif Conservative

    Only a complete idiot would vote for Biden but then again democrats..................

    October 2, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  23. Boo

    How many offices is this idiot running for?

    October 2, 2012 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  24. sassysticks53

    "Ryan will get his usual 60-70% of the vote for his House seat. But he'll be VP so somebody else will have to serve in that seat."

    lol! You'll be truly hurting when you wake up on 11/7 to find that Obama was re-elected! I predict Lyin Ryan will become the nation's first two-time loser – losing his Congressional seat and the VP spot all in one night!

    October 2, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  25. Romney Said Let Them Eat Cake

    @truth hurts: Ryan may get 60-70% for his Congressional seat run but it will never happen for his run as Vice President. It is so different when one has to compete nationally. Bless his heart he probably won't win the Congressional seat either. I know you will attack me for this comment because the truth does hurt those that live in denial.

    October 2, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
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