As we reported earlier this week, Senator Rand Paul is none too pleased with the Senate Republicans’ healthcare overhaul bill. He personally believes that this bill does NOT repeal ObamaCare, so he is currently a “NO” vote.
While speaking to MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’, Paul called for the creation of a healthcare law that would reduce insurance costs to as little as $1 a day for at least some consumers.
“What I’d like to do is legalize inexpensive insurance, and you should be able to get insurance for $1 a day. I mean, you really should,” Paul said on MSNBC. “The insurance companies make all the money; all of this is predicated upon still propping up the insurance companies.”
Here’s what he had to say:
Here’s more from The Hill:
Paul is one of four conservative senators to announce their opposition to the bill. Paul and the three other lawmakers largely object because they believe the Senate bill would not do enough to lower premium costs and that it would leave much of ObamaCare in place.
Senate GOP leaders can only afford to lose two votes with their 52-member majority and still pass the bill. They also face pressure from senators who are worried the legislation cuts too deeply into Medicaid.
Paul said Friday that the Senate bill fails to address ObamaCare’s subsidies to insurance companies, arguing that it continues a trend of “bailing out” insurers.
“I want the bill to look more like a repeal bill. I promised people I was going to repeal it; I didn’t promise people that I was going to replace it with a federal program of bailing out insurance companies,” he said.
“I mean, we could do this for cars,” he added. “New cars are expensive. We could have a car stabilization fund.”
What do you think? Do you stand by Rand with this move? Or are you in the camp that says “Anything is better than Obamacare”?
Comment below with your thoughts…