I just spoke to @realDonaldTrump and he fully supports my plan to replace Obamacare the same day we repeal it. The time to act is now.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 7, 2017
Former presidential candidate and Donald Trump critic, Sen. Rand Paul, published a tweet Friday stating that President-elect Trump supports his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare all at once, instead of rolling back the law without an alternative plan in place.
Paul’s conversation with Trump comes at a time when multiple Republican senators are voicing concerns about repealing Obamacare without a replacement plan.
Senator Paul has been very vocal about the topic over the past week. He wrote an op-ed a few days ago in which he stated: “If Congress fails to vote on a replacement at the same time as repeal, the repealers risk assuming the blame for the continued unraveling of Obamacare. For mark my words, Obamacare will continue to unravel and wreak havoc for years to come.”
According to TheHill.com, Sen. Paul said he would vote against a budget resolution that paves the way for lawmakers to repeal ObamaCare because it is not balanced. The Senate is expected to vote next week on a shell budget resolution that includes guidelines for repealing the Affordable Care Act.
That said, Paul also claims he would likely support a repeal of the healthcare law even if a replacement plan in not place. GOP repeal guidelines state that four committees would have until the end of January to hand over their repeal proposals.
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