Speaker Ryan to Trump: We Don’t Have Enough Votes to Pass Health Care Act

Donald Trump, Paul Ryan

Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan / AP


Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) rushed to the White House Friday afternoon to tell President Donald Trump that they do not enough votes to pass legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the New York Times reported.

The Republican legislation, the American Health Care Act, would repeal Obamacare, which was signed into legislation in 2010.

Dana Bash reported on Friday afternoon that a GOP source told CNN that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan told Trump that Republicans do not have enough votes to pass the new health care bill.

It's unclear if the House will still vote to repeal Obamacare.

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