first_imgSenator Joni Ernst says she’s “thrilled” by victories across the country by her fellow Republicans — and she predicts quick action in the Republican-led congress next year on “ObamaCare issues” and tax reform.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………on our plate.” :09Ernst is cautioning against being too optimistic about an immediate repeal of the health care law, however.Republicans have won just 51 seats in the U.S. Senate.At least nine senate democrats would have to join Republicans next year to cut off debate and hold a vote on legislation.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….a pathway.” :27In addition, If the law were immediately repealed, as many as 200-thousand Iowans could become uninsured.More than 45-thousand Iowans are getting “ObamaCare” subsidies to buy private insurance and over 150-thousand other low-income Iowans are now covered by government-paid Medicaid because of the law.Some Republican bills to “repeal and replace ObamaCare” have outlined a two-year transition period and Ernst suggests that’s a proper path.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….really important.” :09In October, after premium increases in the “ObamaCare” exchanges were announced, Ernst said those “rising costs once again prove the Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable.”last_img read more