Ryan Hedges On Question About Americans Losing Coverage: ‘It’s Up To People’
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said that because Republicans are doing away with the individual mandate, the plan could mean fewer people have insurance.
The Washington Post:
Trump Said No Americans Would Lose Coverage Under Obamacare Repeal. Paul Ryan Won’t Make That Promise.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sunday that he doesn’t know how many Americans would lose coverage under his proposal to revise the Affordable Care Act, which is under fire from fellow Republicans, AARP and virtually every sector of the U.S. health-care industry. (Snell, 3/12)
Ryan: 'Can't Answer' How Many Will Lose Health Coverage Under GOP Plan
“I can't answer that question," Ryan told CBS News’s “Face the Nation,” when asked how many people will lose healthcare coverage. "It's up to people.” “Here's the premise of your question: Are you going to stop mandating people buy health insurance? People are going to do what they want to do with their lives because we believe in individual freedom in this country.” (Shelbourne, 3/12)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Paul Ryan Says Health Premiums Will Decrease Under His Replacement Plan
House Speaker Paul Ryan said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that he expects health insurance premiums to eventually decrease after a Republican replacement for Obamacare is put in place. Here was the exchange between the Wisconsin Republican and host John Dickerson on Sunday's show. (Kertscher, 3/12)
Ryan: Disaster If GOP Health Care Reform Fails
“I believe we can get 51 votes out of the Senate,” Ryan told host John Dickerson on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “Look, this is what the legislative process looks like. When you are going through a deliberative legislative process, not ramming and jamming things but going through all the committees, going through the entire process — people are going to try and negotiate.” Ryan downplayed the opposition to the House bill as typical “negotiations and compromises.” (McCaskill, 3/12)