Forget ‘Trumpcare.’ Rand Paul calls new GOP healthcare bill ‘Obamacare Lite’

Forget ‘Trumpcare.’ Rand Paul calls new GOP healthcare bill ‘Obamacare Lite’
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Sen Rand Paul (R-KY) has had something of a tumultuous history with the Republicans attempts at repealing and replacing Obamacare, and now that he’s gotten his hands on it, it would appear that the new GOP healthcare plan – the full text of which you can read here – is not going to make the relationship with the Libertarian leaning senator any easier.

Upon seeing the bill, Paul took to Twitter to voice his – not at all surprised – displeasure about what the bill does. After seeing the guts of the GOP plan, the Kentucky senator has taken to calling the bill “Obamacare Lite.”

The punchline here is that the GOP isn’t really getting rid of Obamacare, it’s just retooling it a bit and slapping a new sticker on it. Justin Amash sums it all up nicely.

Paul’s history of struggle against the GOP’s Obamacare Lite bill is a storied one, including him predicting the fact that this bill would be a softer version of Obamacare when they refused to let him see the bill last Thursday. Before that, Paul had walked out of a meeting on how to handle the Obamacare replacement process in frustration when Republicans kept insisting on keeping entitlements.

 

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