Several House Republicans admitted they didn't read the GOP healthcare bill

On March 7, the day after the original version of the American Health Care Act was unveiled, House Speaker Paul Ryan told Americans where they could read the bill.

"I encourage all Americans to read this bill online at," Ryan said.

By Friday, the day after the legislation sailed through the House, it became apparent many of Ryan's colleagues didn't heed his advice.

Several Republican representatives have said they did not read the bill, instead relying on staff or the media to understand its potential effects.

Rep. Chris Collins of New York told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday that he did not read the entire bill.

"I will fully admit, Wolf, I did not," Collins said. "But I can also assure you my staff did. We have to rely on our staff."

Collins also had to ask a reporter from The Buffalo News to explain to him a provision of the AHCA that would cut $3 billion in funding to help low- and middle-income New Yorkers pay for healthcare.


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