Ryan Dismisses Criticism Of Health Plan As ‘Bogus Attack From Left’
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) touted the successful passage of the American Health Care Act in the House as lawmakers "keeping our promises" to constituents.
The New York Times:
House Health Care Bill Is ‘Us Keeping Our Promises,’ Paul Ryan Says
Speaker Paul D. Ryan said on Sunday that criticism of the way the House passed its health care bill — no hearings were held on the final version, and it has yet to receive an evaluation from the Congressional Budget Office — was “kind of a bogus attack from the left.” “This is a rescue mission” as “Obamacare is collapsing,” Mr. Ryan said on ABC’s “This Week.” “This is a crisis. We are trying to prevent this crisis.” (Weiland, 5/7)
Ryan: GOP Health Care Bill Not Only Good Policy, But Good Politics
House Speaker Paul Ryan declared on Sunday the Republican House health care bill was not only good policy but also good politics, fulfilling the long-standing GOP campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. "Health care is a complicated and very emotional personal issue. And we completely understand that," the Wisconsin Republican said on ABC's "This Week." "The system is failing. We're stepping in front of it and rescuing people from a collapsing system. And more importantly, we're keeping our word." (Gee, 5/7)