While Trump says an Obamacare replacement may not arrive until next year, Speaker Ryan says it will be done this year, except not really.
What Ryan said this morning sounds more like the "repeal and delay" strategy Republicans were pushing at the beginning of the year.
“I think there’s a little confusion here,” Ryan said, after being asked about Trump’s schedule for a health care bill. “The legislating is going to be done this year. We are going to be done legislating, with respect to health care and Obamacare, this year. The question is, how long does it take to implement the full replacement of Obamacare? And that’s why, honestly, we’ve got to get Tom Price over at HHS, Seema Verma confirmed at CMS, so they can get to work with replacing this collapsing law.”
This sounds more like a plan to repeal the law and worry about a replacement later, which would be a disaster, but we can't even be certain of that because no one seems to have any idea what they're going to do.
There are reporters on the hill who are regularly asked by members of Congress what the plan to replace Obamacare is because they don't know either.
Ryan says they need confirmation of Trump's nominees to move forward, but the GOP has had six fucking years to develop a detailed replacement for Obamacare and right now they don't seem to have anything concrete.