Rand Paul warned us all that the GOP was trying to pass Obamacare Lite, a muddling disaster of a bill that makes the insurance companies happy at the expense of the American consumer. Today, he promised he’s going to stand against the crap sandwich the GOP is offering the American people:
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky made it clear on Tuesday during an interview with “Fox & Friends” that the House GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare will not pass through Congress.
“This is Obamacare lite,” Paul said. “It will not pass. Conservatives aren’t going to take it. Premiums and prices will continue to spiral out of control.”
Paul said he has spoken with President Donald Trump on the issue, and that he is open for negotiations.
Last week, Paul raised concern when he tweeted that the Obamacare legislation was being kept under “lock and key” in a “secure location.”
Rand’s move was called a publicity stunt. Maybe it is. We don’t care. It helped call attention to the fact that this bill is a pile of dog crap set on fire, and the GOP knows as much. It’s been panned by hardcore libertarian types like Rand, and more mainstream types like conservative healthcare wonk Avik Roy. That’s a bad sign. Voters who were promised a repeal and replace plan that opened up healthcare markets and restored true competition should demand their representatives do better.