Published: Sat, March 04, 2017
U.S. | By Vera Richards

Rand Paul says Obamacare 'repeal' secrecy is cause for concern

Rand Paul says Obamacare 'repeal' secrecy is cause for concern

At the door of the Capitol room, the conservative senator, who has developed his own bill, along with members of the House Freedom Caucus, which is the House's conservative bloc, said, "In my state of Kentucky, it is illegal to do this".

You may recall that in 2009, there were Republican complaints that they did not have time to read the bill before Democrats pushed the Affordable Care Act to a vote.

After clashing with GOP leadership last week, accusing them of trying to push legislation that did not fully repeal Obamacare, Sen. Few details of the proposal have emerged publicly.

The Hill reported: "Paul later said he's been told the House Republicans" draft of the repeal bill is "take it or leave it.' 'I think that's why it's top secret, ' he said". I will demand a copy for the American people.

Cruz and Lee used similar language in tweets this week.

"This should be an open and transparent process", Sen. "It's a mandate for us in Congress to get to work". Numerous president's positions, including his desire to protect insurance coverage for Americans, run counter to conservative orthodoxy and leave room for a revolt. But the proposals outlined in the House draft represent steps in the right direction. He said leaders showed clips of Trump's congressional address on Tuesday, when he embraced key principles of the GOP plan.

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Everywhere Hoyer goes, he finds staffers and aides who say that they haven't seen the bill and don't know where to find it. The plan calls for rolling back much of the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with tax credits for people who purchase health insurance based on age. "You will take the House version or nothing else". The first steps involve parallel action by the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Lawmakers have said the goal is for the two House committees to vote next week in hopes of pushing the legislation through the House and to the Senate before an early April recess. "Simply put, Energy and Commerce majority members and staff are continuing to discuss and refine draft legislative language on issues under our committee's jurisdiction". Democrats voiced similar complaints. But if the public can't see the bill, they can't give us their sentiment.

"Maybe it's no surprise that Republicans are hiding this bill", he said.

Millions of people are going to lose their health care when subsidies are replaced by tax credits, and the Medicaid expansion is halted.

As a result of that dispute and others, conservatives have slowly built support for a "full repeal" plan since the start of the year.

Paul said the text of the speaker's bill was being treated as if it were a national secret, such as a plot to invade another country. The rest of the states, including California and NY, already halted the sale of non-ACA compliant plans to strengthen their ACA-regulated markets.

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