House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-WI, slammed the Congressional Budget Office on Thursday saying that their estimate that 22 Million people would be left uninsured over the next decade by the Senate’s legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare is a “bogus” number.
“I think that’s kind of a bogus number,” Ryan said of the Nonpartisan agency’s score during an event at a New Balance factory in Lawrence, MA. “What they’re basically saying is people will choose not to buy something that they don’t want to buy if they don’t have to buy it.”
“The government is forcing people to buy something they don’t want. And so if we stop forcing people to do something they don’t want to do, they won’t do it,” Ryan explained.
“I really don’t see that as a credible number.”