Rand Paul Will Unveil Obamacare Replacement This Week

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    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) announced on Monday that he will soon introduce the piece of legislation that will serve as a potential replacement of Obamacare, bolstering the Republican party’s efforts to repeal the controversial law and strike a compromise with congressional Democrats.

    A faction of GOP lawmakers have hesitated to move forward on the party’s promise to leverage its majority status to repeal the Affordable Care Act until it can fully negotiate a replacement package. President-elect Donald Trump has also expressed his desire to see Obamacare get replaced on the same day it is repealed.

    Repealing Obamacare would require 50 votes in the Senate, and since Republicans currently have 52 seats, they can push such a measure through without even a single vote from the Democrats.

    Paul has yet to announce the contents of the replacement bill, but has previously made his preference known for a less government-centric approach to provide American families with healthcare coverage.

    “What should we replace Obamacare with? Perhaps we should try freedom,” Rand wrote in an op-ed, suggesting that Americans should have the ability to “choose inexpensive insurance free of government dictates,” to “save unlimited amounts in a health savings account,” to “buy insurance across state lines,” and to “join together in voluntary associations to gain the leverage of being part of a large insurance pool.”

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