Paul Ryan won't say if Trump health care will cover birth control

"Donald Trump's not planning on that", Ryan told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union". We're focused on securing the border.

"Securing the borders are a top priority", not mass deportation, Ryan said.

Tapper began the interview with Ryan by saying, "Before we begin talking about legislation and moving forward, I'm just wondering, there are millions of Americans out there, as I'm sure you know that there are millions of Americans who are frankly terrified about what a country under President Trump will mean for them". We've got to secure the border. "First of all, I hate that people feel this way", Ryan said. That is not what we're focused on.

He added, "We're not focused on - we are not planning on erecting a deportation force".

Meanwhile, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan sought to quash outrage and protests in the streets by assuring Americans Donald Trump will be inclusive as their commander-in-chief. "I'm very good at this, it's called construction".

"We can fix what was broken in healthcare", said Ryan.

In his first presidential interview with "60 Minutes", airing Sunday, Trump said he will "try to keep" Obamacare's coverage of pre-existing conditions, as well as its provision letting children stay on their parents' plan until they turn 26. We're going to do that.

Ryan's comments on CNN underscored the fact that the divisions between the two - which led to an at times fierce public conflict between the two, with Trump tweeting criticism at the speaker and Ryan refusing to say Trump's name for much of the final month of the election - remain.

"I'm not going to re-litigate the past, I'm looking for the future", said Ryan.

While Trump promised last week that he would consider keeping popular parts of the law, Ryan's 37-page healthcare overhaul outline essentially dismantles the law by eliminating federal rules for who qualifies for Medicaid, delegating the decision to states, and creating vouchers for Americans who don't have health insurance and don't qualify for Medicare or Medicaid.

Related:

Comments


Other news