On Thursday night’s show of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Rand Paul spoke to Ed Henry about the problems of the House GOP’s health care bill.
Paul says the bill is “dead on arrival” and responds to Paul Ryan.
“It keeps the Obamacare taxes for a year. Then he keeps the Cadillac Tax forever. He keeps the Obamacare subsidies, but renames them tax credits. He keeps the individual mandate. But you don’t pay the government the penalty, you got to pay the insurance company the penalty.”
He said it is not a full repeal of Obamacare, something the GOP promised they would do for many years.
Henry said skeptics believe repealing alone would not work.
It is why Paul supports repealing and replacing at the same time.
“What you replace with are market reforms. You get rid of the mandates, which I think Paul Ryan would agree with. You expand health savings accounts. Then you expand healthcare associations.”
Here is the full video from Fox News.
I applaud Rand Paul thoroughly explaining why a FULL repeal of Obamacare is necessary.
Some other big conservatives in the Senate fiercely criticized the House plan too.
Tom Cotton suggested they restart and start over, while Mike Lee said it was a huge step in the wrong direction.
1. House health-care bill can't pass Senate w/o major changes. To my friends in House: pause, start over. Get it right, don't get it fast.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) March 9, 2017
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) March 7, 2017
Paul and others continue referring to the House bill as Obamacare Lite or Obamacare 2.0.
The House GOP let us down. They could have done so much better.
As Paul said, I also believe it will not pass the Senate.
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