Rand Paul, Kentucky’s junior senator, recently explained his stance on the Senate’s healthcare bill. While acknowledging that he is part of a “team” in the Republican party, Paul stands on principles rather than blindly submitting to the party. Paul’s convictions led him to stand against the Senate’s Obamacare “repeal” bill. Paul explains that rather than repealing Obamacare, it keeps:
- “the majority of Obamacare taxes,”
- 10 out of 12 “major Obamacare regulations,”
- “unsustainable expansion of Medicaid,”
- insurance subsidies using taxpayer money, and
- a “$200 billion bailout” of insurance companies.
This particular legislation is failing in the Senate, leaving an opening for real change. Actually repealing the Affordable Care Act would result in benefits not only for the nation in general but for Kentucky in particular.