Rand Paul: Health Bill Is 'ObamaCare Plus' in Some Areas
Sen. Rand Paul said that the GOP health care bill may even be "ObamaCare Plus" in some areas.
"It doesn't even sound like ObamaCare Lite. In some areas it may be ObamaCare Plus, on the subsidy side," Paul told host Neil Cavuto.
Four Republican senators came out against the Senate Republican health care plan on Thursday, which means the bill is defeated before it even goes to a vote.
Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) said they would not vote on the Senate Republican plan in its current form.
The lawmakers released a statement on their decision:
Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor. There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system but it does not appear this draft, as written, will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal ObamaCare and lower their health care costs.
I will oppose the #healthcarebill coming to the floor in its current form, but I remain open to negotiations.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 22, 2017
Paul assured that next week's vote on the bill could still happen if the team of senators who wrote it are willing to negotiate.
'Conservatives want a repeal bill. I want a bill that looks like, feels like, and is a repeal bill," Paul said.
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