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Paul Ryan's office emailed Seth Meyers about the health care bill. He wasn't having it.


Seth Meyers occasionally criticizes politicians. This time, the politicians struck back. 

Or at least tried to strike back. 

After a segment criticizing the American Health Care Act, the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) emailed Meyers, disagreeing with his assessment and detailing where it thought Meyers had gone wrong. 

And, of course, Meyers took to the airwaves this week to publicly disagree with the email.

WATCH | Seth Meyers responded to an email from Speaker Paul Ryan's office about the AHCA.

Meyers took issue with a statement in the email that said the bill had not been rushed, noting that the bill had been online for more than a month and that the amendment to the bill was only three pages long.

Meyers said the only reason many Republicans had changed their minds on the bill was that three-page amendment, so to play it off as a small change was disingenuous. 

Meyers also pointed out that even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had called the bill rushed. 

Ryan's office went on to criticize Meyers for saying that the bill cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans by noting that the AHCA cut all of Obamacare's taxes. 

Meyers responded by saying that the ACA was largely funded by taxing investments made by people whose income exceeds $200,000 a year. Under the GOP bill, those same people were set for a huge tax break. 

Finally, Meyers discussed pre-existing conditions, pointing out that in his original segment, he had said that this new bill gave the states the option of not covering people who have them.

Ryan's office responded by saying that states could only opt out of such coverage if they created something called a high-risk pools for older or sicker patients. 

Meyers said there's historical evidence that such pools provide worse insurance for those involved. 

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