Paul Ryan: Obamacare Repeal Is Coming By End Of First Quarter Of 2017


At his weekly press briefing, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that the Congress would move on repealing Obamacare before the end of the first quarter of 2017.

QUESTION: Can you give us an update on the timeline for the Affordable Care Act's next step? I talked to Chairman Upton, he said he wasn't sure exactly when the committee when this committee was going to be moving language.

And then also a follow-up on Nancy's question. Do you think the business should be allowed to refuse service based on sexual identity or sexual orientation?

SPEAKER PAUL RYAN: No, I've -- I voted for ENDA in 2004 or something like that. I can't remember when that bill was...

QUESTION: But is it based on religious grounds?

RYAN: So, no, I don't believe in discrimination in the workplace, period. But back to your health care point -- what was your health care question?

QUESTION: The timeline.

RYAN: The timeline, yeah. So I'll defer to the chairman when he wants to have his markup. But we want -- we want to move our Obamacare legislation by the end of the first quarter.

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