At a press conference with Republican leaders today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) recapped President Trump’s appearance before the conference urging passage of the American Health Care Act—conservative legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Key Quote: “Seven years of this failed experiment is enough. This is our chance to build a better, fairer health care system for all Americans.”
“We were honored this morning to welcome the President of the United States to our House Republican Conference. I want to thank him for taking the time to come here to the Hill to talk to our members. And for his leadership throughout this entire process.
“President Trump was here to do what he does best, and that is to close the deal. He is all-in—and we are all-in—to end this Obamacare nightmare.
“I think what this comes down to is what it said on those banners last night at his rally last in Kentucky: ‘Promises made. Promises kept.’ Obamacare was anything but that. People were promised one thing and they were given another.
“They were promised that they would get lower premiums. Instead, premiums are skyrocketing and people are paying much more. They were promised that they could keep their plan, and many millions have lost their plan. They were promised more choices, and now millions of Americans have no health care choice at all.
“Seven years of this failed experiment is enough. This is our chance to build a better, fairer health care system for all Americans.
“All of us—the President, the House, and the Senate—we made a promise that we would repeal and replace this disastrous law. And we are going to keep our word.”