Sen. Paul: “Senate Obamacare Bill Does Not Repeal Obamacare. Not even close.”

Paul promises to vote “no” when the bill is put to a vote because he sees the Senate GOP bill codifying and expanding many aspects of Obamacare.

The Senate Obamacare-lite bill codifies a federal entitlement to insurance. With the Senate GOP bill, Republicans, for the first time, will signal that they favor a key aspect of Obamacare – federal taxpayer funding of private insurance purchases.”

Paul laments the continuation of Obamacare taxes, onerous regulations and bailouts for health insurers.

Insurance company bailouts? Those too. Remember when Republicans complained about Obamacare’s risk corridors? Remember when we called the corridors nothing more than insurance company bailouts? I remember when one prominent GOP candidate during a presidential debate explicitly called out the Obamacare risk corridors as a bailout to insurance companies. Does anyone else?”

Paul claims the bill includes a $200 billion bailout for insurers and his colleagues support lowering insurance premiums for consumers by giving subsidies to insurance companies.

Remarkable. If the GOP now supports an insurance stabilization fund to lower insurance prices, maybe they now support a New Car stabilization fund to lower the price of cars. Or maybe the GOP would support an iPhone stabilization fund to lower the price of phones.”

The possibilities are limitless once you accept that the federal government should subsidize prices. I remember when Republicans favored the free choice of the marketplace.”

Noting his election to the Senate came in the “heady days of the Tea Party Tidal Wave,” when people spoke up against Big Government, Big Debt and a government takeover of the healthcare system, Paul now slams the GOP for its unkept promises in the following elections to fight and repeal Obamacare.

This citizenry won in four elections. Each time, the GOP establishment told conservatives, “We can’t repeal Obamacare until we have all three branches of government.” Finally, in 2016, that came to pass. Republicans now control all three branches of government.”

Shame. Shame on many in the GOP for promising repeal and instead affirming, keeping, and, in some cases, expanding Obamacare. What a shame.”

Like his father before him, Paul is a man who means what he says and maintains his integrity in the face of hostile colleagues.

Now that McConnell is trying to find Democrats in the Senate to sign on to the legislation, it’s apparent the bill will only get worse as a vote nears.

The wrangling over the details just puts President Donald Trump in a tighter spot, as he wants to keep a major campaign promise and get action this year. But in order to do so, he’s running a serious risk of alienating those in his base who see the current version as a sellout to insurers and Democrats.

Source: Breitbart




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