Tags: Healthcare Reform | rand paul | repeal | replace | unity | gop

Sen. Rand Paul: GOP Unified on Repeal, Not Replacement

Sen. Rand Paul (AP Images)

By    |   Thursday, 09 Mar 2017 02:17 PM

There is a great deal of unity among Republicans when it comes to repealing Obamacare, but not so much when it comes to how to replacing it, Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday, while continuing to call the plan "Obamacare light."

"I don't support a new entitlement program," the Kentucky Republican, appearing on Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program along with Sen. Jeff Flake, R- Arizona.

"I don't support keeping the Cadillac tax. I don't support keeping an individual mandate to the insurance company and I don't support an insurance company bailout. We're still pretty far apart on replace, but I think we're together on repeal."

During an interview with Breitbart News on Wednesday, Paul said he believes House Speaker Rand Paul has "misled" President Donald Trump on the support the healthcare bill carries in the House, and on Thursday told Fox he does not think the bill will easily pass with the provisions it has.

"I think every time the speaker goes on television saying, 'oh, it's a slam-dunk, we have the votes,' I don't think that is accurate, there is a great deal of dissension on replacement," Paul said. "There is a great deal of unity on repeal. I think we need to think this through to get it right because Obamacare is a disaster. If we are to partially repeal and replace it with other big government programs I think we run into great problems. There are a lot of people who elected us in 2010 in the house, 2014 in the Senate, and now the White house who will be unhappy if we do partial repeal or if we replace it with Obamacare light."

Flake was on the program because of his work with Paul on the "Tournament of Government Waste," a take off on March Madness boards.

"Every year we look at waste in government and tag it to the Sweet 16 and the Final Four and try to get people to focus attention on the wasteful spending, and there is a lot to be focused on," said Flake. "We got rid of congressional earmarks but that doesn't mean wasteful spending is gone."

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
There is a great deal of unity among Republicans when it comes to repealing Obamacare, but not so much when it comes to how to replacing it, Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday, while continuing to call the plan "Obamacare light."
rand paul, repeal, replace, unity, gop
357
2017-17-09
Thursday, 09 Mar 2017 02:17 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved