While Ryan said he felt "very good" about the health bill's prospects in the House, a leading conservative lawmaker, Representative Mark Meadows, told the C-Span "Newsmakers" program that there were now 40 Republican "no" votes in the House.
"But I think as long as you are not going to have a mandate then the market is going to have to respond with products that are attractive enough for people to join them", Conaway said, adding that a core goal of the bill is to "revitalize the insurance market".
One of them, Rep. Andy Barr, sounded in a recent CNN appearance like he was more like a yes, taking issue with anyone who would characterize the bill as 'Obamacare light'. Let's not even get started on Paul Ryan's plan for Medicaid.
The House Democratic Leader, Nancy Pelosi, hoped that instead the Republicans would work towards the implementation of the Affordable care Act or Obamacare.
And now the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says that while the federal deficit may diminish under Ryan's plan, 24 million fewer people would have health insurance 10 years from now.
"It's coming together beautifully", Trump said. "The plan would hit older and rural Americans hardest because it wouldn't provide a larger tax credit to people with more expensive plans", they explained.
"So everything you do to get votes in the House, is going to cost you votes in the Senate, isn't it?"
"I can not vote for any bill that keeps premiums rising", Cruz said, echoing the concerns of other hard-line lawmakers who want the legislation to undo more of the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandates.
"Please contact your Congressman ... and tell him to join you in supporting President Trump and Speaker Ryan's plan to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the American Health Care Act", the calls state.
Ryan said Republican leaders still plan to bring the healthcare bill to a vote on the House of Representatives floor on Thursday.
Paul Ryan speaks in Washington, D.C., on March 8, 2017. She also wants an improved proposal that would cover more Americans and offer better Medicaid benefits than the current GOP plan.
Paul during the interview stressed a clean repeal of ObamaCare. As a result, he said there will be some "fine-tuning improvements" to the law that will help assuage some members' "concerns".
The Ryan-Trump tag team, though, has little margin for error. 'Obamacare is dead. And unless we gave it massive subsidies in a year from now or six months from now, it's not even going to be here.
"I feel very good about it".