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

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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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