Rand Paul: GOP healthcare plan won’t pass

Rand Paul: GOP healthcare plan won’t pass

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says the House GOP plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare will not pass because it is too similar to the original healthcare law.

“Th House leadership plan is Obamacare Lite. It will not pass. Conservarives are not going to take it,” Paul tweeted Tuesday, adding a call for full repeal of ObamaCare.

The two new measures released by House Republicans on Monday would create a new tax credit system to incentivize individuals to purchase insurance.

Paul has dubbed the GOP’s plan as “ObamaCare Lite,” arguing in a Fox News op-ed on Monday that repeal and replace should be two separate processes.

“We own repeal. We ran on it. It is our idea. We have to pass it cleanly, now,” Paul wrote in the joint op-ed with Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), who leads the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

“Then we owe the American people a real-old fashioned period of allowing all ideas to be debated and voted on to produce the best product possible.”

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