Sen. Paul explains Senate healthcare bill and why he won’t support it

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In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky explained why he doesn’t like the draft bill put forward by his fellow Republicans in the Senate.  According to Paul, the bill doesn’t repeal ObamaCare.  “In some areas the bill may be ObamaCare-plus,” Paul told Fox News host Neil Cavuto.

In his interview Paul said he and other senators like Ted Cruz of Texas will not support the bill if it’s not changed.  “We can’t have a bill that spends more than ObamaCare in the first few years and try to call it a repeal bill,” said Paul.  “I keep reading it and wondering where is the repeal?” Paul said.

Paul declared, “When we look at the bill we find that not only do we keep the ObamaCare subsidies, we add more.”  He pointed out that insurance companies are making $15 billion a year, and therefore they should not get a single subsidy.

Sen. Paul said he spoke to President Trump and explained why he didn’t like the draft bill, and claims the president understands his concerns.   Paul said, “We both ran on the same thing… that we would repeal and replace ObamaCare.”

The interview is available to watch here:

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