Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, said Sunday that his new budget includes the repeal of President Obamaâ€™s health-care reform law known as ObamaCare.
Ryan told â€śFox News Sundayâ€ť that the new proposal will make enough cuts to balance the federal budget in 10 years, compared to his previous one that tried to achieve that goal in 25 years.
â€śWe think we owe the American people a balanced budget,â€ť the Republican congressman said.
Ryan said the focus of the ObamaCare repeal would be to stop the expansion of Medicaid, the federal program that provides medical services to low-income U.S. families.
â€śOur budget does promote repealing ObamaCare,â€ť said Ryan, who was not clear whether his 2014 budget is based on a full repeal.
Ryan, the Republican 2012 vice presidential nominee, said he wants states to run Medicaid through federal block grants.
Ryan said his proposal attempts to reach a balanced budget, in part, by slowing the rate of federal spending from 4.9 percent to 3.4 percent. Other parts include consolidating federal job-training programs and reforming the federal Food Stamp program to ensure only qualified applicants receive the benefits.
â€śIâ€™ve very confident this is the way to go,â€ť said Ryan, whose budget would have a better chance of passing the Republican-controlled House than the Democrat-controlled Senate.