After the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their score of the Republican's health care bill, criticism from all sides quickly poured in. While the bill received mostly negative reviews, House Speaker Paul Ryan did his best to defend it, but was mocked by Stephen Colbert in the process.

Colbert on Ryan

The debate over health care is one that never seems to have an end with Democrats and Republicans often so far a part when it comes to a practical solution.

Though health care has always been a hot topic, it went to a new level after former President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) into law back in January 2010. Since that time, Republicans have done everything in their power to criticize and remove the law, voting 60 times in Congress to have it repealed during Obama's eight years in office. Following the election of Donald Trump last November, the conservative dream of eliminating Obamacare had its best chance at becoming a reality, especially with the GOP in control of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Fast forward to present day and the bill known as "Trumpcare" is sitting in the Senate awaiting a vote next month. Following the CBO's disastrous score earlier this week, Paul Ryan defended the bill by claiming that it doesn't actually throw people off insurance, but rather lets individuals not obtain it. Ryan's remarks were trolled by Stephen Colbert during the June 27 edition of "The Late Show" on CBS.

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Kicking off his show with an opening monologue on Tuesday night was Stephen Colbert, who took a few jabs at Republicans over the reaction to Donald Trump's Health Care Bill. First Colbert quoted Democratic Senator Brian Schatz who responded to the CBO score by tweeting, "CBO confirms this thing is a %#$@ sandwich."

"Meanwhile House Speaker and cyborg learning to smile Paul Ryan, defended the bill this morning on Fox News to explain why the CBO score is just fine," Stephen Colbert said, before playing a clip for Ryan's aforementioned comments.

"Mr. Speaker, I don't have health insurance because I like it or want it. I have it because I need," Colbert said after the video was played. "For instance, I need food to live. I want that food to be oreos," he continued, before adding, "And because of my steady diet of oreos I need health insurance."

Next up

While Stephen Colbert and others use humor to lighten up a serious situation like health care, the American people will find out sooner rather than later what the future holds for the issue at hand.

Donald Trump met with Senate Republicans on Tuesday, and postponed a vote to take place on the bill for after July 4.

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