Paul Ryan Pulls Bill: "Obamacare Is The Law Of The Land"

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan addresses the media after he decided not to put the Republican health care plan to a vote. Ryan said Republicans were doing Democrats a favor by passing their own health reform before "it gets even worse."

"I think we were probably doing the Democrats a favor. I think we were doing the architects of Obamacare a favor by passing this law before it gets even worse. Well, I guess that favor is not going to be given to them and it's going to get worse," Ryan said.

Ryan on Friday:

SPEAKER PAUL RYAN: I don't know what else to say other than Obamacare is the law of the land. It's going to remain the law of the land until it's replaced. We did not have quite the votes to replace this law. And so, yeah, we're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future. I don't know how long it will take us to replace this law.

My worry is, Obamacare is going to be getting even worse. Actually, I think we were probably doing the Democrats a favor. I think we were doing the architects of Obamacare a favor by passing this law before it gets even worse. Well, I guess that favor is not going to be given to them and it's going to get worse.

So, I don't think the architects of Obamacare, I'm sure they may be pleased right now, but when they see how bad this thing gets, based on all the projections we're being told by the plans that are participating in Obamacare, I don't think they are going to like that either.

Look, five states, you have one plan left. One choice. Over a third of the counties in America, one plan left. And the kinds of projections we're being told from the people providing health insurance to these people and plans, it's going to get even worse. So I don't think the architects of Obamacare envisioned this future. It's certainly not one we want for the American people. And I wish we had the kind of consensus we needed to bring the bill to the floor and replace it, but we just don't have that right now.

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