'Misinterpretation': Ryan Pushes Back on Report That POTUS Called Health Care Bill 'Mean'
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is confident that President Donald Trump is on board with the Republican health care bill.
Trump reportedly told Republican senators last week that the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) is “mean,” and he urged them to craft a version that is “more generous.”
On "America's Newsroom" today, Ryan said that the Associated Press report doesn't accurately reflect Trump's feelings about the AHCA.
"I think that was some kind of a misinterpretation of a private meeting," Ryan said. "I've spoken to the president many, many times. He's excited [about] what we did in the House."
Ryan added that the bill is currently going through the Senate and their legislative process.
"I assume they're going to change the bill," Ryan said. "Big legislation like this doesn't go through the House or the Senate with no changes."
He said it's important to remember that ObamaCare is collapsing, making it all the more important to repeal and replace the failed law.
"We want to replace it with a health care system that's better, so people have more choices, lower prices and access to affordable health care, including people with preexisting conditions," Ryan said. "That's what this is all about, fixing the health care system, which is in the middle of a collapse."
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