WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivered the following remarks after meeting with President Trump at the White House:

“A BOLD, OPTIMISTIC MESSAGE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE”

“Well, the majority leader and I just had a fantastic meeting with the president. He talked to us about how he is going to lay out a bold, optimistic message for the American people in his speech tomorrow. We’re excited to have the president in the Capitol. We’ve got a lot of work to do because we have to get on with solving people’s problems. The goal of what we’re trying to achieve is to improve people’s lives. We’ve got a bold agenda ahead of us, and the president is going to lay it out and why it’s going to make a difference in people’s lives. And that’s why we’re excited to have the president come tomorrow.”

“WE HAVE TO STEP IN AND PREVENT OBAMACARE FROM GETTING WORSE”

“We have to remember one thing: Obamacare is collapsing under its own weight right now. Plans are pulling out right now. Obamacare, to quote a head of an insurance company, is in a death spiral. So this is a rescue mission. We have to step in and prevent Obamacare from getting worse, from collapsing, and we will replace it with a law that’s better, that’s more durable, that lowers costs, improves access to more affordable plans. But more importantly, we’re not going to sit in the government and force people to buy something they don’t want to buy. We’re going to give people choice and freedom, and that’s what a patient-centered health care system does. And that is one of the reasons we must repeal and replace Obamacare, and that is top of our list this spring.”