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Sunday, 12 March 2017 13:28

Rand Paul: Conservatives won't vote for GOP health care plan

Written by  CBS News

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) hasn’t been shy about his issues with the Republican health care overhaul plan -- and on Sunday, he said congressional conservatives are “not going to vote for it.

“Right now I think there’s a charm offensive going on -- everybody’s being nice to everybody because they want us to vote for this, but we’re not going to vote for it,” Paul told CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

Paul said House Speaker Paul Ryan is pitching the health care bill as a “binary choice” between his overhaul plan and Obamacare as it currently stands -- and isn’t interested in negotiating with the more conservative members of his party.

“What we’re hearing is a binary choice is that it’s the Ryan plan or the status quo,” he said. “And what he’s rammed through his committee is his, without any amendments, and that’s the question. If we get what we’ve got from Ryan, ‘Obamacare lite,’ he will not have the votes.”

The biggest problem with the new GOP plan, Paul said, is that it doesn’t fix the “fundamental problem” with Obamacare.

“The one primary thing that’s wrong with Obamacare that’s visible to everybody is that premiums are rising through the roof, soaring in the individual market,” Paul said.

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obama care WAS PUT TOGEATHER TO DELIBERATELY FAIL AND DESTROY THE PEOPLE. IM AGAINST EVERYTHING THATS OUT TO DESTROY HUMAN BEINGS AND MOST OF OUR OFFICALS ARE AT LEAST MOST OF THEM BEFORE TRUMP.

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I hope they will take their time and make intelligent decisions on this very, very important task.

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Stand your ground, Rand!! Hopefully the other conservatives will also.

Let's CURE Obamacare -- NOT just BANDAGE it.

Cut the premiums, cut the deductibles, allow cross-state insurances, etc.

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Let them work it out and don't rush anything through like the other guy.

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Rand Paul, I agree with you. So what do you suggest?? Less talk and more problem resolution!!!!!

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(Updated: March 12, 2017)

I don't always agree with Rand Paul, but he hit the bull's eye with his opposition to what he calls, "Obamacare Lite"-- as a matter of fact, Paul Ryan's plan, should be called, 'Obamacare 2.0'. It would grant a MAJOR boon to the health insurance companies but not to the American People, who, again, would be FORCED, through individual mandate, to buy over-priced health plans, with premiums set so high that no one could use the insurance before spending ridiculous amounts of money per person insured to meet the deductible requirements. People refusing to buy into the unusable health plans would then pay fines to the insurance companies-- fines worse than Obama's! Donald Trump never promised this-- and Vice-President Pence had better stop telling everyone that Trump did. What I expected was FULL repeal of Obamacare-with only a provisional plan put into place to cover ONLY those, who have already signed onto Obamacare-- but forcing people to BUY health plans OR ELSE would be over.

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Ruben De La Cruz Written by Ruben De La Cruz
March 12, 2017
Pence also said (more than twice) that if you want to keep Obamacare, you can keep Obamacare. So, I do not get it at all! I would suggest take away the mandate part and leave everything lse just the way it is!

All of you people want health care. Start with taking good care of yourself. And don't get sick.
And that's the bottom line.

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This man is making more sense, than most. So why is nobody listening?

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Heath Care begins with breast feeding, continues through life with developing good eating habits, not doing drugs or smoking cigarettes,maintaining an active life.For those with type one diabetes, MS, Sickle Cell, or other health problems they cannot control, help them, separately.For what should be normal America, there is no justification for a fascistic National program..You would be amazsd at the reduced use of medical care a healthy person has

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(Updated: March 12, 2017)

I encourage all conservatives to reject RyanCare. We need all of the ACA repealed. If they want provisions for the 3-7% that need help on insurance, deal with that separately. For the rest please leave it to the markets and remove all interstate boundaries. We do not want broad subsidies or any tax on plans, "catilac" or otherwise. This proposal is awful and must not pass!

This is NOT what Republicans ran on. Trump is overwhelmed and being duped by RINOS.

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(Updated: March 12, 2017)

It's an easy fix...Everything that Obama crap care says ...do the opposite. ! Jere Joiner has a serious health issue..all Democrat Bolsheviks have...doctors call it..rectal-Cranial inversion..In layman terms..his heads up his ass.

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why don't they work together to fix Obama care and make it work

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This plan is exactly like OBAMACARE. Middle income is still paying astonishingly high prices for insurance so low income people can have free insurance. This plan is still COMMUNISM! It is simple! Raise the Medicare tax rates, and everything will be fine if more people were working and paying taxes! Middle income people are the proverbial Camel and just like OBAMACARE, this is the straw that breaks the Camels back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Leonard Collings Written by Leonard Collings
March 12, 2017
Obamacare 2.0 nothing more than a continuation of Obamacare. Once you give the Moochers an entitlement it's hard to get rid of them.

Rand Paul is another John McCain and they both belong on the other side with the liberals.They are not Republicans.

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Luonne Dumak Written by Luonne Dumak
March 12, 2017
Just as bad as his Father. Both just want their names and faces out in the Public Square.

I think we will get to see just who are the real Conservatives in the House as they will vote no for all the right reasons while the Dems, especially the left leaning ones, will also vote no but for all the wrong reasons. This should be interesting.

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Another thing which is wrong with it is it is not a tax like social security or Medicare so it is unconstitutional. As per the Constitution Congress has the right to levy taxes for the common good. Congress is not granted the right to have the IRS fine American citizens for not purchasing a product from a private company! The health care exchanges are nothing more than the government setting up websites for the American people to purchase from private companies there product which in this case is healthcare insurance. The only way you get out of it is to die. What other law requires this? This is UNCONSTUTIONAL in the extreme. This is worth a retake of 1860 over. The federal government needs to be put back in check.

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Richard Donahue Written by Richard Donahue
March 12, 2017
If the government does not fine the free loaders using what the rest of the tax payers paying for the countries health care then the government should not provide any health care for them simple.

Ryan can not be trusted and they are trying to shove this same Obama Care just little changes. Its not what we want! Full repeal. New Health Care that will not cover illegals or Muslims.

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Jere, below, is absolutely WRONG! The "tea baggers" do not think the way he stated. We want what was PROMISED by President Trump: The complete REPEAL of Obamacare; then the replacement. Government does not belong in the insurance business AT ALL. I know this; Rand Paul knows this; and yes, President Trump knows this! REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!

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Richard Donahue Written by Richard Donahue
March 12, 2017
And when the insurance groups raise the price of health care beyond the income of the middle class (already has) then what do we depend on?
(Updated: March 12, 2017)

This is what's wrong with tea baggers -- it's their way or the highway. They forget or don't care what Reagan said, that he would rather get 80 percent of what he want and live to fight another day than go over a cliff with all flags flying. With Trump in the White House and Republicans majorities in both houses of Congress, Rand Paul is the best thing Democrats have going for them. Just take a flying leap off that cliff, Senator.

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Rand Paul is absolutely correct. Get the government out of health care, this is for private industry. Hospitals always took care of the indigent in years past. GET RID OF GOVERNMENT IN HEALTHCARE. They cannot and do not belong. Let's pray to Jesus and get our Republic back to what it once was. Paul Ryan should be voted out of office (also my Rino Rep Blaine Luetkemeyer, MO) when will we elected Constitutional Conservatives. Fellow citizens please wake up. Art LeBeau, Villa Ridge, MO (Christian & Conservative)

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