Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has proposed a GOP alternative to Obamacare called the American Health Care Act, and it’s being rebuked by several organizations including the American Medical Association. It’s an important political fight for Ryan, but it won’t affect his insurance coverage. Ryan, like all federal government employees, gets his coverage via the Federal Employees Health Benefits program (FEHBP), which Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif) suggests should be expanded for all Americans.
It’s not like Ryan doesn’t take personal health seriously. When he was running for vice president with Mitt Romney in 2012, his lean stature was noticed by the media. He was reported to stand 6’2” tall, weighing 163 pounds, and maintaining his body fat between 6% to 8%. USA Today reported that Ryan was “driven to stay in shape because his father and grandfather both died before they were 60 from heart attacks.” Ryan, 47, is also known to follow the P90X workout by Beachbody, designed by personal trainer Tony Horton. Horton, who has trained with Ryan, said in an interview that it also helps that Ryan is “fairly careful” about what he eats.