Some argue, like Phillip Klein of the Washington Examiner, that the current Senate health care bill is actually an Obamacare rescue plan. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has referred to the$70 billion extra in the bill as an insurance bailout super fund which will only add to the United States’ $20 trillion debt.
Paul’s solution to insuring the 27 million people left behind by Obamacare is to offer insurance to them at a lower price. Self-employed individuals could join together in associations to get cheaper group rates.
Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) said if Paul can drum up “49 other votes for his bill, then [he's] all for it,” but if Paul votes no on the current Senate bill, it is “a vote for Obamacare, because that’s what we’re going to be left with.” Chris Salcedo interpreted this to mean that “Obamacare is now a Republican plan” on Thursday's "The Chris Salcedo Show."
It appeared to him that the GOP is accepting large swaths of the Affordable Care Act just to say they've passed a bill and move on to tax reform. Since Congress can't make everybody happy, some members are going to lose their seats. Chris asks that if a seat is lost, it should be lost doing the right thing for the country.
“Socialism always sucks," he said. "It leads to the ruin of civilizations."