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  • Rand wrecks GOP unity again

    10/18/2017 8:39:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | October 17, 2017 | Burgess Everett
    President Donald Trump and Senate GOP leaders are desperate for a show of legislative unity on tax reform after the collapse of Obamacare repeal. But theyíre unlikely to get it thanks to Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. The frequent GOP contrarian is digging in against the budget as written ó an ominous start to Republicansí tax push at a time when leaders would like to soothe jittery donors and voters.
  • Huge: Rand Paul endorses Alabama's Roy Moore for Senate

    10/17/2017 1:50:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 10/17/17 | Paul Bedard
    In a huge show of support, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday endorsed Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, saying "we need more people in Washington, D.C. that will stand on principle and defend the Constitution." Paul's endorsement puts a stamp of approval on Moore's anti-Washington campaign which he rode to victory recently in a primary against Sen. Luther Strange, appointed earlier this year to replace former Sen. Jeff Sessions when he became the Attorney General.
  • Rand Paul Says Trumpís Obamacare Order ĎHas The Potential To Be Amazingí

    10/13/2017 2:58:32 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies ^ | Robert Donachie
    President Donald Trumpís executive order to allow individuals and associations to purchase health insurance across state lines has ďthe potential to be amazing,Ē Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday. Paul appeared on The Sean Hannity Show where he sold the plan, which he has been working on with the Trump administration for a matter of months, as ďlegalizing choice.Ē The senator said that the proposal would likely provide millions of people currently without insurance under Obamacare the opportunity to obtain ďlow-cost options.Ē The Kentucky senator believes that the order will make the health insurance business model work for consumers, instead...
  • Exclusive Ė Rand Paul on Trump Healthcare Executive Action: Congress Failed, Time to Act

    10/12/2017 9:55:03 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies ^ | 12 Oct 2017 | Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
    President Trump will today legalize and allow individuals to form Health Associations and purchase insurance across state lines. This is what real free market replacement looks like. Millions of Americans will be eligible to band together to demand less-expensive insurance. The 28 million individuals left behind by Obamacare will now be eligible for inexpensive insurance. The cost to the taxpayer? ZERO! As opposed to the trillion-dollar, ďfakeĒ replacements we voted on, this replacement simply legalizes choice. Iíve been working with President Trump and his Cabinet for months to get this done. How will it work? Well, nationwide associations like the...
  • Sen. Rand Paul Writes Op-Ed Explaining New Executive Order

    10/12/2017 9:40:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 12, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    In an op-ed penned for Breitbart, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) explained that President Donald Trump's upcoming executive order--which would legalize the sale of health insurance across state lines--would come at zero cost for the taxpayer and would enable 28 million people "left behind" by Obamacare to purchase insurance cheaply.†According to Paul, the executive order will create "Health Associations," which would allow people to create groups similar to large corporations in order to get lower premiums on their plans. Paul said that these Association Health Plans will "be among the biggest-free market reforms" of the healthcare industry in decades, and is...
  • The ObamaCare Saviors (Paul, McCain, Murkowski, Collins)

    09/27/2017 5:26:03 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    wsj ^ | September 26, 2017
    Senate Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their latest effort to replace ObamaCare, or, more precisely, a handful of Senators defeated the Graham-Cassidy proposal despite their campaign rhetoric. Mark them down as ObamaCareís saviors. Top billing goes to Kentuckyís Rand Paul, who rode into Congress in 2010 on repealing the Affordable Care Act but in office has become the definition of a feckless libertarian. He helped to kill the Senateís first replacement bill over the summer because it did not repeal every last footnote in the law. Then he supported ďskinny repealĒ that merely repealed the individual and employer mandates and medical-device...
  • Paul outlines demands for yes vote on Graham-Cassidy bill

    09/25/2017 8:38:39 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/2017 | Peter Sullivan
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is outlining a list of demands to win his support for the GOP's latest ObamaCare replacement bill that would require major changes to the legislation. Paul's primary demand, according to his office, is to substantially reduce the central component of the bill sponsored by GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (La.): block grants to states with money to spend on health care. "Graham/Cassidy keeps and redistributes/spends over a trillion dollars," Paul says in a document provided by his office. "My promise to the voters was to repeal Obamacare - not block grant and keep...
  • Is Rand Paul Smart Enough To Become A Hero?

    09/24/2017 8:19:11 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 30 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 9.24.2017 | David Blackmon
    Senator Rand Paul has a real opportunity this week to turn himself into a real, true presidential contender in either 2020, should President Trump not run for re-election, or in 2024. He can do that by becoming the deciding vote to pass the Graham/Cassidy Obamacare reform bill in the U.S. Senate. Yes, he would need either Lisa Murkowski or Susan Collins to also act like real Republicans and support the bill, but Murkowski definitely seems to be get-able in that regard. Think about it: By casting that single vote, Rand Paul could become a hero to President Trumpís voter base...
  • Rand Paul: 'Graham/Cassidy Bill Is Barely ObamaCare Lite'

    09/20/2017 5:44:31 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 101 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/20/2017 | Michael van der Galien
    With most Republicans backing the Graham/Cassidy healthcare bill, there is at least one Republican senator who's still vocal in his opposition. His name? Senator Rand Paul. Unlike his colleagues, who don't take their promises to American voters seriously, Senator Paul continues to call for the complete and total repeal of ObamaCare, the horrendous health care bill pushed through Congress by former President Obama and his Democratic allies. I was thinking this all sounds familiar...amnesty?#GrahamCassidyŔź: Amnesty for Obamacare. ¬ó Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 19, 2017 "No one wants to repeal ObamaCare more than I do," the senator from Kentucky writes...
  • Republicans rip Rand for rejecting Obamacare repeal

    09/20/2017 12:25:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | September 20, 2017 | Seung Min Kim and Burgess Everett
    Rand Paul might soon go down as the Republican who saved Obamacare ó and he couldnít care less. "I'm actually happy to be out there as the leading advocate for repealing Obamacare, not keeping it," the Kentucky Republican said in an interview. Of his GOP colleagues, Paul added: "These people, they so totally do not get it."
  • Sen. Rand Paul says heís pushing Trump to allow health insurance purchases across state lines

    09/19/2017 4:20:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2017 | Sally Parsons
    Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday that heís pushing President Trump to allow people to buy health insurance across state lines. ďWhat I would do, and what Iíve been talking to President Trump about, is I think we should allow people to buy across state lines through health care associations, and actually I think the president is going to do this on his own within a week or two, and I think this could help millions and millions of people get affordable insurance,Ē Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican, said on Fox News. ďItís not a federal program, and it doesnít cost any...
  • Rand Paul: GOP's swamp tactics could kill tax reform dead

    08/31/2017 5:37:06 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 64 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 08/30/2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    Ahead of President Trumpís push for tax reform in Springfield, Missouri, Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., published an op-ed demanding that Congressí bill include real tax cuts and that the details of the bill be debated in the open. Decrying the talk from ďwonks in Washington,Ē Paul argued that tax reform must not be ďrevenue neutralĒ through offsets elsewhere in the tax code. ďRevenue neutral ultimately means that someone pays more for someone else to pay less. It means tax Ďreformí without real tax cuts,Ē Paul wrote. ďI fear that tax reform that mandates revenue neutrality will result in those with...
  • Rand Paul Opposes Troop Surge: ĎMission in Afghanistan Has Lost Its Purpose

    08/22/2017 7:21:28 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 21, 2017 | Ben Kew
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) released a statement on Monday opposing any plan to add additional troops to the ground mission in Afghanistan, hours before President Donald Trump addresses the nation about his plans for the region. ďThe mission in Afghanistan has lost its purpose, and I think it is a terrible idea to send any more troops into that war,Ē Paul said in a statement.
  • Sen. Rand Paul Says President Trump Planning Executive Action on Health Care

    07/31/2017 5:47:09 PM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | SEAN MORAN
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) revealed that he spoke with President Donald Trump on Monday and told the president that he can take executive action to allow organizations to offer more affordable group health insurance plans. Rand Paul, one of the Senateís leading conservatives, told reporters that Trump will consider taking executive action to address the many problems with the healthcare system after Sen. John McCain tanked an Obamacare repeal bill last week. The Kentucky senatorís proposed changes would allow groups such as AARP, which represents retirees, to form associations to allow individuals and small businesses to form larger groups to...
  • Trump studying executive action on healthcare, senator Rand Paul says

    07/31/2017 3:28:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 31, 2017 | Amanda Becker and David Alexander
    U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he spoke to President Donald Trump by phone about healthcare reform on Monday and told the president he thought Trump had the authority to create associations that would allow organizations to offer group health insurance plans. Paul, a Republican, told reporters that Trump was considering taking some form of executive action to address problems with the healthcare system after the Senate failed last week to pass a measure to reform the system.....
  • Moderate Senators Shoot Down Rand Paulís Clean Obamacare Repeal Bill

    07/26/2017 2:13:45 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 68 replies ^ | july 26,2017 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Paulís bill failed 45-55, seven moderate Republican senators voted against the clean repeal bill. The Senate continues to try to coalesce around an Obamacare repeal compromise bill. Paul called the bill the ďObamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017.Ē Sen. Paul consistently opposed the leadershipís healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA); the BCRA failed to pass through a procedural vote Tuesday night in the Senate. Paul offered his clean Obamacare repeal bill that would repeal large sections of Obamacare.
  • Rand Paul Introduces ďObamacare RepealĒ Act

    07/26/2017 9:30:32 AM PDT · by PPSman · 24 replies ^ | July 26, 017 | Robert Wenzel
    Late last night, U.S. Senato Rand Paul reintroduced the Obamacare repeal legislation passed by Congress in 2015 as an amendment to the American Healthcare Act of 2017 [HR 1628]. The Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act [Amendment No. 271] will be voted on by the Senate today. ďIíve led the fight to vote on a full, clean repeal of Obamacare, and am pleased the Senate has heeded my call to vote on what we already passed in 2015,Ē said Senator Paul. ďRepublicans promised to repeal Obamacare, and as we move forward in this process, I urge them to join me in supporting...
  • Exclusive Ė Rand Paul: Letís Repeal Obamacare Now!

    07/26/2017 8:06:53 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 50 replies ^ | 26 July 2017 | Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
    Iím a physician, an eye surgeon. Iíve spent my entire life in medicine. I have seen the disaster that is Obamacare up close and personally. Letís review why we are here and why must we repeal Obamacare? Firstly, Obamacare premiums have doubled in the individual market in just a few short years. Secondly, Obamacare insurance rules and mandates have caused 4.7 million plan cancellations across 30 states. Third, 800,000 fewer jobs because of Obamacare mandates and costs. Fourth and finally, 50 percent of Americans have only one choice in insurance Many counties now have NO insurance choices. 25,000 Kentuckians who...
  • Rand Paul on the State of the Obamacare Repeal Battle

    07/25/2017 3:22:42 PM PDT · by PPSman · 9 replies ^ | July 25, 2017 | Robert Wenzel
    Senate Republicans voted today to advance to floor debate on their efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote. As the vote began, lefty protesters in the Senate gallery shouted "kill the bill" and "shame, shame, shame!" Senator Rand Paul put out this video update following today's vote:
  • Exclusive ó Rand in Command: Sen. Paul Charts Pathway Forward to Repealing ĎUndeadí Obamacare

    07/19/2017 5:32:22 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 95 replies ^ | 18 Jul 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a leading conservative in the U.S. Senate and driving force on the healthcare debate that has played out this year, told Breitbart News exclusively on Tuesday he is pleased that the U.S. Senate is going to move forward on efforts to pass a clean partial repeal of Obamacare. Paul, one of the four GOP U.S. Senators who publicly opposed the Senate health bill that aimed to simultaneously repeal and replace Obamacare leading to its eventual demise, has been driving debate on healthcare in the U.S. Congress. In the wake of the Senate billís ultimate failure on...