David Nather Jan 12, 2017
Ryan: We'll replace Obamacare quickly, but have to 'get it right'
House Speaker Paul Ryan showed how conflicted Republicans are on Obamacare Thursday by trying to acknowledge all of their cross pressures in one press conference. Here's what he said about the timing of repeal and replacement:
- They have to be done "all at the same time so that everybody sees what we're trying to do."
- It's going to go through all of the House committees that handle health care.
- But it has to be done quickly, because "this law is collapsing while we speak." (More on that below.)
- But "we're not holding hard deadlines, only because we want to get it right."