Andrew Ryan is a Republican consultant who advises President Donald Trump on health care.
Ryan has worked for Trump since 2016 and was one of the top aides during the Republican presidential primary, working with Trump on many of the administration’s policies, including repealing Obamacare and repealing the Affordable Care Act.
His book is titled “The America We Deserve: Making America Great Again.”
Trump is expected to sign his health care proposal Friday.
Ryan, however, said the administration has no plans to use Medicare or Medicaid funds for the expansion of Medicaid under the Trump plan.
“I think that’s not going to happen,” he told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.
Ryan is currently an adviser to the Trump campaign, and his previous roles included the Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of Virginia.
Ryan, however the plan is billed as a national health care overhaul, has criticized Trump for his handling of the health care crisis, especially his response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak in New York City.
The president has said he wants to keep Americans safe from the virus and to “get it right,” but Ryan has said the government must step in to help people pay for health care and has warned against “wasting” money on “the poor and middle class.”
Ryan said he believes Trump will sign the plan despite the criticism.
“The president has been doing it for months,” Ryan said.
“There’s nothing to suggest that it’s going to be anything other than the right thing for the country.”
Ryan said he would continue to advise the president on the plan.