WASHINGTON, April 4 U.S. House of
Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Tuesday Republican
lawmakers are having productive talks on a new healthcare reform
bill, but it was too soon to say if and when a new proposal
would be put forth.
"It's premature to say where we are or what we're on because
we're at that conceptual stage right now," Ryan told reporters.
"We don't have a bill text or an agreement yet, but this is the
kind of conversations we want."
Republicans are making healthcare reform their top priority
for now, a source familiar with the agenda talks told Reuters,
after the first effort collapsed on March 24.
(Reporting by Richard Cowan and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu