|Rand Paul: Stop the gutting of Obamacare.|
The Washington Post reports:
President-elect Donald Trump may be joining the growing ranks of Republicans in Washington who are getting cold feet about plans to rush through a vote to repeal Obamacare without a plan to replace it.The one good thing Donald Trump may have had is momentum on gutting Obamacare. But it appears that Rand's "concern" about linking repeal of Obamacare and the budget appears to have just been cover to halt the repeal of Obamacare without an immediate government replacement.
Trump called Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) this weekend to discuss Paul’s push to convince the rest of the GOP not to vote later this week on a budget resolution that includes a framework for a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement plan. Paul said he spoke with Trump for approximately 15 minutes Friday and the two agreed on the need for replacement.
Got that? Rand wants to repeal government intervention in the healthcare sector and replace it with government intervention in the healthcare sector.
More from The Washington Post:
“My view is that replacement should try to get insurance for as many people as possible,” Paul said.And just like that we put Rand back in the camp of government technocrats who are not working to tear down government intervention in free markates but who just want to tweak it and keep the core intervention.