U.S. House speaker urges Senate to pass 'something' on healthcare

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan takes questions about the Senate health care bill during his weekly press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday called on the Senate to pass some kind of healthcare overhaul bill so lawmakers can move forward to repeal and replace Obamacare, one day after Republicans senators’ effort to pass their own plan collapsed.

“We’d like to see the Senate move on something” in order to take the next steps in the legislation process, Ryan told reporters at a news conference. Still, he added, the House bill passed earlier this year was “sufficient” and “the best way to go.”

Reporting by Susan Cornwell and Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama