House Speaker Ryan understands Trump's frustration on health bill


In an interview with CBS "This Morning,"Ryan said he was concerned that if the House Republican conference didn't get a healthcare bill passed, President Donald Trump would move on and work with Democrats".

"But they want it to be a self-fulfilling prophecy", Mrs. Pelosi said.

That's exactly the right way to go and, hey, maybe this time they can even do it right.

The speaker also said he has no knowledge of whether President Trump is under investigation for ties to Russian Federation.

In his postmortem comments on the failure of the GOP plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Speaker Paul Ryan said it was the result of his members' desire for the flawless and "the ideal being the enemy of the good, or very good". "We're going to win with military, we're going to win at the borders, we're going to win with trade, we're going to win at everything". Republicans ended last week's effort to pass a health care plan on March 24.

Yet Team Trump and other Republican leaders appear to be more interested in taking on tax reform, an issue that is even more divisive inside Republican ranks than health care. You've played rope-a-dope on health care since the election - and justifiably so as Republicans crowed that they'd solve this thing lickety-split.

The plan calls for streamlining the income tax system and cutting the corporate income tax rate to 20 per cent from 35 per cent.

"There was a comparison between what we have now and the notion that millions of people would lose health care, and that some of those people were people who voted for Donald Trump", he said.

As Freedom Caucus member David Brat of Virginia said at the height of the healthcare drama: "There's 800,000 people back home and we represent them".

U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer had said the cost-sharing payments must stop until Capitol Hill explicitly appropriates the money, though she stayed her ruling pending the appeal.

SHAPIRO: If President Trump is declaring war on the Freedom Caucus and Paul Ryan is saying he won't work with Democrats, is there any path for anything to get done here?

Miringoff said the poll's findings indicates Americans could potentially support changes to Obamacare - but only if that means widening the scope of its coverage.

The Republican bill would have been a severe blow to African Americans, Innocent said.

"You promised to repeal Obamacare for seven years".

- Of six changes the GOP bill would have made to health care, five drew more opposition than support.

"We're probably going to need bipartisan votes to keep the government open", Collins said.

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman and Virginia Congressman Cedric Richmond agreed. Reportedly, Trump recently lamented that real estate is easier than politics.

Additionally, he said, the bill will secretly give the wealthiest Americans a tax break that the rest of the country will pay for.

Compromise might be found through Medicaid expansion or a broader use of Medicare. "Congress wanted to cut back the federal funding, which would lead to states having less resources for the program".

"I think people are going to work harder to get to "yes" this next piece of legislation", Buck said.

Democrats see the payments as a bellwether for the Trump administration's eagerness to uphold Obamacare while it struggles to rally the fractious House GOP caucus around a repeal-and-replace strategy.

"He's driving the auto off the cliff in every other kind of policy and executive action he's trying to push through, but (not) the economy", said Ryan Mills, a 27-year-old tobacco company chemist from Greensboro, North Carolina.