Speaker Ryan Says There Are No "Rival Plans" For Obamacare Replacement
Republicans continue their push to make good on a campaign promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
U.S. House Speaker, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, is front and center in the effort.
Monday, Ryan sat down with CBS 58’s David Ade.
Ryan says he hopes to have an Affordable Care Act repeal and replacement done in President-elect Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office.
“The reason we feel we need to move very quickly with respect to Obamacare is because the law is now imploding, it’s collapsing under its own weight.”
But there’s some concern from some rank and file Republicans that leaders are moving too quickly without having a solid replacement ready to go.
Congressman Charles Dent (R-PA) told CNN, “I felt like we were about ready to get in the airplane and take off but we don't know how or where we're going to land yet.”
Ryan says the replacement is already written.
“What we want to replace is with, it’s right there on our website.”
Which Ryan says the replacement plan focuses on providing access for affordable coverage, including for people with pre-existing conditions.
In an interview with the Washington Post, President-elect Trump told the paper he is working on his own Obamacare replacement.
Ade asked Ryan, “How do you reconcile those two [plans]?”
Ryan responded, “There is nothing to reconcile. We’re working on the same page, we’re all working on the same exact plans. So there isn’t rival plans, we’re all working on the same plans. I’ve spoken with the President-elect twice in the last week about it.”