Ryan on healthcare plan: 'We're right where we want to be'

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanMcCarthy faces pushback from anxious Republicans over interview comments Pelosi and Trump go a full year without speaking Jordan vows to back McCarthy as leader even if House loses more GOP seats MORE on Sunday said he is feeling optimistic about the prospects of passing the GOP healthcare plan.

"We feel very good where we are," the Wisconsin Republican said on "Fox News Sunday."

"We're still having conversations with our members. We're making fine-tuning improvements to the bill to reflect people's concerns, to reflect people's improvements."

Ryan said he's also impressed with how President Trump is helping the GOP to "close this bill."

"We feel like we're on track," Ryan said, "and we're right where we want to be."


When asked about the prospects that the House can pass the bill on Thursday, Ryan said he feels "very good about it."

"It's exactly where we want to be," he said.

"And the reason I feel so good about this is the president has become a great closer. He's the one who has helped to negotiate changes to this bill with members from all over our caucus."

The Speaker said Republicans made a promise to the American people to "repeal and replace this faulty, collapsing law." He also blasted ObamaCare, saying the legislation won't last.

"We're going to make good on that promise," he said.

Ryan said there are always improvements being made until the bill is brought to the floor.

"We are not actually doing this behind the scenes and just bringing some bill to the floor and making people vote for it," he said.

"We're listening to people."