Sen. Rand Paul: I didn’t run on ObamaCare-lite

 

“I didn’t run on allowing the death spiral of ObamaCare to continue just to subsidize it with taxpayer money.” – Senator Rand Paul

Rand Paul is one of four GOP senators that have already stated that they are against the Republican health care legislation headed to a vote. That’s enough to kill the bill, unless Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can either find a few Senate Democrats to climb aboard, or amend the legislation enough to satisfy the conservative block.

The Kentucky senator spoke to reporters this morning and was asked if he was willing to allow the legislation to fail, thus allowing ObamaCare in its current form to remain the law:

“I don’t think there’s anybody in America that’s more against ObamaCare than myself.”

“As a physician I’ve seen the ravages of it. I’ve traveled to 42 states running on repeal of ObamaCare. I just didn’t run on ObamaCare-lite.”

“I didn’t run on replacing it with more government programs.”

“I didn’t run on allowing the death spiral of ObamaCare to continue just to subsidize it with taxpayer money.”

Paul added that his “hope is not to defeat the bill, but to make the bill better.”

“We’ll try to make the bill look more like a repeal bill, and less like a reiteration of an ObamaCare bill.”

 

Sen. Rand Paul is a quick ‘no’ on Senate health bill. Why he may not get to yes

WASHINGTON — Now that Senate Republicans have unveiled their health care bill, the party looks to corral its more skeptical members who feel the legislation doesn’t do away with enough provisions created under the Affordable Care Act. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can only afford to lose two Republican votes if he’s is going to get…

 

 



(3831 Posts)

Leave a Reply