President Trump has pulled Ryancare from the agenda at the House of Representatives and no vote will be held.
“We just pulled it,” Trump told Robert Costa, a reporter for The Washington Post, in a phone call. The vote was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. EDT.
In a tweet, the president then invited Democrats to work with him on fixing Obamacare.
The Paul Ryan bill, known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA), was rushed to the floor without building consensus and could never meet the hurdle of getting enough Republicans on board. Republicans split between those who view any health care spending as a needless entitlement and those who fretted over the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate that the bill would cost 20-plus million Americans their health insurance.
Democrats to the person opposed it.
Trump said the AHCA would be laid to rest for now. The president also said he did not blame Speaker of the House Ryan for the bill’s failure.