Ryan: We are really 'in a rescue mission' with healthcare

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanFormer Dem candidate says he faced cultural barriers on the campaign trail because he is working-class Former House candidate and ex-ironworker says there is 'buyer's remorse' for Trump in Midwest Head of top hedge fund association to step down MORE (R-Wis.) on Tuesday dismissed speculation that Republicans are not fully committed to repealing and replacing ObamaCare.

Ryan said during an interview on NBC's "Today" that former President Obama's signature healthcare legislation is "collapsing" and that it "broke all its promises."

"[President Trump] ran on repealing and replacing ObamaCare because ObamaCare broke all its promises and is breaking the healthcare system,” he said.
ADVERTISEMENT

"ObamaCare is collapsing. ... I think the Democrats got too far ahead on their ideology and they gave us a system where a government runs healthcare," he added.
 
 
"I shouldn't have called it repeal and replace because that's not what's going to happen. They're basically going to fix the flaws and put a more conservative box around it," BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBoehner says it's Democrats' turn for a Tea Party movement House Republicans find silver lining in minority Alaskan becomes longest serving Republican in House history MORE said.
 
Ryan on Tuesday pushed back on allegations that the Republicans will simply reform the law under a conservative banner, reiterating that ObamaCare suffers from numerous flaws.

"They gave us a system where costs went up, not down. They gave us a system where choices went away. They gave us a system where people lost the healthcare plans that they liked that they chose. That violated all the promises that were made, that were given when ObamaCare was sold to the American people," he argued.

"Now we have a collapsing marketplace. We really believe we are in a rescue mission here to step in and prevent this collapse from occurring," the Wisconsin lawmaker added.