During a meeting on Tuesday with Senate Republicans, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky reportedly stormed out of the meeting because he was disenfranchised by the direction it was going.
The meeting, headed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, was held to further discuss plans of disheveling ObamaCare. Paul apparently was not pleased with the narrative of the meeting, specifically its talks about keeping the health law’s Medicaid expansion.
Calling the function of tax credits a form of a “new entitlement program,” Paul reportedly told Politico the following details about his disapproval: “I hear things that are unacceptable to me. If they don’t seem to care what conservatives think about complete repeal of Obamacare, they’re going to be shocked when they count the votes.”
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Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio was on the same page as Paul. “We should do [a] full repeal,” said the leading House conservative. “And full repeal means not taking the taxes from people.”
Conversely, Rep. Peter King of New York believes a full repeal of ObamaCare would not be viable. King cited how President Trump’s “repeal and replace” method may not come to fruition due to the complexities of undoing the law.
“Right now, I would say it’s not that easy to repeal it,” King said. “I don’t know where the White House is. The president has said he’s not going to be kicking people off the program, off the rolls. He’s not going to do that.”
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