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Paul Ryan: Trump Helped Write GOP Healthcare Bill

Fox Business' "Mornings With Maria"

By    |   Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017 05:42 PM

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said President Donald Trump helped write the GOP's controversial healthcare replacement bill for Obamacare, and he feels "very good" about where things stand moving forward, despite a report saying there is a warning from many Republican senators saying the bill will not become law without fundamental changes.

"We're going through the process here," Ryan told Fox Business' "Morning With Maria" on Wednesday. "We feel very good where we are.

"We're making the kinds of improvements and refinements that we think make this bill better. Now that we have our score from the CBO . . . we've got room to make refinements.

"Obviously, the major components are staying impact, because this is something we wrote with President Trump, this is something we wrote with the Senate committees. Just so you know, Maria, this is plan we ran on all of last year, this is the plan that we have been working with the House, Senate, White House, together on, and now as we get closer to the finish — going through the committee process — you inevitably make those refinements improvements as you go through that process and that's exactly where we are right now."

The Congressional Budget Office in its report said the House plan would increase the number of Americans without health insurance by 24 million in the next decade, while cutting $337 billion off federal budget deficits during that time span.

Ryan defended the bill and said there would be "a stable transition so that no one has the rug pulled out from under them."

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