Paul Ryan defends repeal and replace three step plan
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Speaker Paul Ryan spoke with Trump to talk details about the repeal and replace plan and who is doing what in efforts to pass the bill. Ryan told Fox the three step plan is on its way (which would first pass the bill, then deregulate the market with action from HHS Secretary Tom Price, and then add in what Ryan called "Tom Cotton's plan," which would allow insurance sales across state lines).
Clashing heads: This comes after Tom Cotton said earlier today the three phase plan was just "political spin" and doubted it would work out that way.
But Ryan insists it will pass. He added he is open to changing the plan as it is now, but that it still needs to hit some "sweet spots" to make good on the promises he and Republicans have been making to Americans.