Paul Ryan talks about the push to overhaul American health care

GOP House Speaker, Paul D. Ryan, spoke about the push to overhaul the American health care system.
By Alex Bourque | Mar 28, 2017
GOP House Speaker, Paul D. Ryan, spoke about the push to overhaul the American health care system.

The American Health Care Act, which was set to replace the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare), did not receive enough votes to be put into implementation. Ryan spoke on a phone call to Republican donors on Monday about not letting the set back stop the push for national health care reform.

"We are going to keep getting at this thing," said Ryan said three days after disunity in the Republican party forced him to pull the American Health Care Act from consideration. "We're not going to just all of a sudden abandon health care and move on to the rest. We are going to move on with rest of our agenda, keep that on track, while we work the health-care problem. .?.?. It's just that valuable, that important."

Although Ryan said last Friday that Obamacare was the law of the land for the foreseeable future, on the call he also suggested that a plan was being crafted at a Republican retreat to be held on Thursday and Friday in Florida. Ryan implored Republicans to keep faith and continue to make efforts to push Republican ideals in the health care sector.

"When we're in Florida, I will lay out the path forward on health care and all the rest of the agenda," said Ryan according to The Washington Post. "I will explain how it all still works, and how we're still moving forward on health care with other ideas and plans."

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