Connect to Congress: Ron Johnson on health care

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. (Photo source: Office of Sen. Ron Johnson)

(WLUK) -- President Donald Trump held a meeting at the White House Wednesday with Senate Republicans, asking them not to leave Washington until they repeal and replace Obamacare.

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson was one of the senators who attended the meeting.

Although Johnson said he was encouraged about what came out of the meeting, he still said there are problems with the approach to how problems are being solved in Washington.

Johnson has been critical of Senate leadership, saying healthcare was, "In our court and we should have handled this."

On Wednesday Johnson told FOX 11 one of the problems in D.C. is the way problems are approached.

  • You can listen to the full interview in the video player above

He said, in the private sector, he learned to define a problem first, lay out achievable goals second, and then look for solutions. He says that's not the way healthcare has been approached up to this point.

"In this alternate universe in Washington D.C., information is the last step in the process and that's a crazy process. As a result, it's just far more difficult to come to certain conclusions because what you find is you have different members of congress arguing for their policy prescription and they really don't have information to provide to back up what they're arguing," Johnson said.

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