Paul Ryan: House Republicans will continue their push for health-care reform this year

“We are going to keep getting at this thing,” Ryan said three days after intra-party opposition forced him to pull the American Health Care Act after it became clear it did not have enough Republican votes to pass.

On an afternoon call with donors to his Team Ryan political organization, he continued: “We’re not going to just all of a sudden abandon health care and move on to the rest. We are going to move on with rest of our agenda, keep that on track, while we work the health care problem. . . . It’s just that valuable, that important.”

Ryan (R-Wis.) did not disclose details of what the next iteration of health-care reform might look like, but he suggested that a plan was being developed in time to brief the donors at a retreat scheduled for Thursday and Friday in Florida.

“When we’re in Florida, I will lay out the path forward on health care and all the rest of the agenda,” Ryan said. “I will explain how it all still works, and how we’re still moving forward on health care with other ideas and plans. So please make sure that if you can come, you come — it will be good to look at what can feasibly get done and where things currently stand. But know this: We are not giving up.”