The findings from the nonpartisan
But with the legislation headed for votes in the
"I'm pretty encouraged by it, it actually exceeded my expectations," House Speaker
Ryan said the CBO findings about millions losing coverage were to be expected, because the
"If we're not going to force someone to buy something they don't want to buy they're not going to buy it, and that's kind of obvious," Ryan said.
Ryan pointed to other CBO figures, including that the
"I hope they would pull the bill. It's really the only decent thing to do," House Democratic Leader
"We believe that the plan that we're putting in place is going to insure more individuals than currently are insured. So we think the CBO simply has it wrong," Price said
It was unclear exactly what impact the CBO news would have on the debate.
Senators were just beginning to absorb the CBO findings Monday night. The approaching winter storm had delayed the arrival of House members to the
"It's awful. It has to be a concern," Sen.
"At the end of the day, we should pause and try to improve the product in light of the CBO analysis rather than just rejecting it," said Sen.
Price planned to meet with
All along Republican leaders have assumed that once it comes time to vote, few if any
But the Congressional Budget report seemed likely to increase some
Trump pledged during the presidential campaign that he would not cut
The CBO report also undercuts a central argument that Trump and other