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U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan urges Dems to delay Obamacare

BROOKFIELD, WI (WTAQ) - Congressman Paul Ryan says he and his fellow House Republicans are trying to convince Democrats that it's in their best interest to delay Obamacare. 

The House Budget chairman told a business group in Brookfield Friday that the Affordable Care Act cannot be stopped without the president's support. Therefore, the only way to do it is to convince other Democrats to slow down the law's implementation. 

Ryan has long contended that Obamacare will increase Americans' health costs and hurt the economy.

The requirement that most Americans have health insurance takes effect on January 1st -- along with coverage to those who need it by the federal government's purchasing exchange. 

State Assembly Democrat Jon Richards of Milwaukee, a long-time supporter of the Obama health act, calls Ryan's comments, "another recitation of misinformation."