House Speaker Paul Ryan has been under heavy fire from all directions with respect to his replacement plan to Obamacare/ACA, known as the American Health Care Act.
Not only do Democrats hate the plan because of the Congressional Budget Office’s assessment that 24 million people will not have insurance as a result, but the conservative wing of the GOP despises it too.
On Wednesday, Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) along with Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Dave Brat (R-VA) gathered in front of the Capitol to rip the AHCA apart. Jordan told Red Alert Politics that Republicans shouldn’t be giving millennials a new entitlement, while Brat said it was “the fatal conceit.”
Speaker Ryan went on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace to explain that they’re still at the negotiating table and making tweaks to the bill.
“I think Thursday is most likely the day to bring it forward,” Ryan told Wallace. “We are still having conversations with our members. We are making fine-tuning improvements to the bill to reflect people’s concerns, to reflect people’s improvements.”
When RyanCare (also known as Obamacare Lite) initially rolled out, Speaker Ryan rejected making any major changes to the bill, saying, “It really comes down to a binary choice.”
But with these new revelations, will millennials see an added improvement in which insurers could face a 30 percent surcharge for a lapse in coverage? Or will benefits like premium tax credits “so that a younger person would have low out-of-pocket costs for premiums and would be more likely to enroll” remain in place?
Watch the whole clip of Speaker Ryan’s interview below: