It was, the author is DHHS Secretary, Dr Tom Price....anxiously waiting for his crack at reforms in step two.
So Ryan goes to Trump and says this is the best youre going to get.
I don't know if he said that, but this type of bill (budget reconciliation) can be done with very little RAT interference. 51 Senate votes and very limited debate...no filibuster. It can only make fiscal adjustments, in this case....DEFUNDING Obamacare.
Now we see the backlash from the Freedom caucus.
Actually DJT meeting with the FC, gaining their support, understanding this is only the first step.
The bill does not get government out of healthcare.
No, but it rips the guts out of tax-dollars paying for it.