Sen Rand Paul on Sunday to preview his ObamaCare replacement plan — in an obvious attempt to take the lead in the growing GOP effort to simultaneously repeal and replace the 2010 health care law.
Paul, R-Ky., who was a 2016 presidential candidate, said the law that he and other congressional Republicans have made have tried to “assure that the amount of people who have access to the greatest amount of people the least cost.”
Paul, who is a physician, has in the last few weeks as one of the market leaders in the repeal effort, in the midst of Republican concerns that the fulfillment of campaign vows to dismantle ObamaCare could leave at the beginning of the 115th Congress, tens of millions of Americans not insured.
Incoming Republican President, Donald Trump has expressed similar concerns, in spite of the election campaign on a win-repeal-and-replace agenda.
Paul tweeted on Jan. 6: “I spoke with (trump) and he fully supports my plan to replace ObamaCare on the same day we cancel. The time to act is now.”
The Republican-led Congress has already announced to vote against the repeal of ObamaCare under a process known as budget reconciliation, which keeps effectively the Democrats to block the effort, and requires only a simple majority for passage.
Among the other Senate Republicans for the repeal to try and slow process, the synchronization with a replacement plan, Susan Collins, Maine; Bob Corker, of Tennessee, Rob Portman (Ohio) and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
Paul proposed on Sunday, the replacement plan is also more low-cost-insurance-plans
“One of the most important reforms that we will do is we are going to legalize the sale, cheap insurance,” he told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “This means that the ObamaCare mandates, what can buy to get rid of you.”
Paul announced last week, some early details of the plan on Fox News’ “Special Report” with Bret Baier.
Paul said his plan borrows from the previous GOP replacement plans and Republicans seems to be consensus among the congressional elections.
“The ideas that we have taken, for the replacement bill to come from other Republicans’ bills,” he said to Fox.
Paul said on Sunday, the plan also credits the health savings accounts and tax in order to help customers save money.
He also proposes that the plan will allow people and small businesses to their own markets.
“There is no reason why the (entrepreneurs) with four employees should not be able to, together with hundreds and hundreds of other companies who are small to receive a large unit to bring their prices down,” said Paul.
However, he admitted to roll back Medicaid expansion as part of the repeal of ObamaCare is a “big question.”
Many Americans have coverage under the Medicare extension in the States.
On the question of Rex Tillerson, the effort is to be the next secretary of state, Paul said he would support the former ExxonMobil CEO ‘ s bid.
“Yes, I agree for Rex Tillerson,” said Paul, a member of the Senate foreign relations Committee holds hearings. “I was very impressed.”