Paul Ryan says GOP health-care plan has to change in order to pass

Paul Ryan.
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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) shifted his message on Wednesday, saying that in order to pass the House, the Republican health-care proposal must undergo some changes.

Ryan earlier said the legislation would fail if it was changed, but after a private GOP meeting with Vice President Mike Pence, he announced that Republican leaders will "incorporate feedback" from members. Earlier this week, a report by the Congressional Budget Office projected that under the GOP plan as it is written, 14 million fewer Americans would be insured after just one year and 24 million fewer would be insured over the next 10 years. "Now that we have our score ... we can make some necessary improvements and refinements to the bill," Ryan said.

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