Published: Sat, March 04, 2017
U.S. | By Jeffery Vega

Rand Paul Blocked From Reading Obamacare Repeal Bill

Rand Paul Blocked From Reading Obamacare Repeal Bill

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle went on an unsuccessful hunt around the Capitol on Thursday to find a bill that aims to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law, with one lawmaker calling the need for such a probe "extremely weird".

Sen. Thom Tillis was more direct when asked about where he stands on the competing ideas: "I'm all about ideal, but I'll settle for good".

Sen. Rand Paul brought a photo-copier and said he wanted to make copies of the bill to share with the public.

"I am heading to the secure location where they are keeping the House obamacare bill, Paul tweeted Thursday morning".

"We're all working off the same piece of paper, the same plan, so we are in sync, the House, the Senate, and the Trump administration because this law is collapsing", said Ryan in a press conference Thursday.

We now know the reason why Republicans tried to keep their Obamacare replacement bill a secret. This is the biggest issue before Congress and the American people right now.

These four policies, which are common to lots of Republican plans, including Paul Ryan's A Better Way, have one important thing in common: Republicans believe they can move forward through reconciliation, meaning they would need only 51 votes in the Senate. For instance, during the 2016 campaign former Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) slammed Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) for including a refundable tax credit in his plan, lobbing claims similar to what conservatives are wielding now against that sort of proposal.

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"Most of the people who were uninsured and who have gotten coverage under the Affordable Care Act are low income, and they get little to no help if it's a tax credit that's not refundable or a deduction", Levitt said. Paul said on Twitter. The bill is being worked on through the Energy and Commerce committee.

It also said staff have been directed to consider whether an income cutoff for the tax credit, so that wealthier people don't qualify for assistance.

Trump said he wants to make sure Americans with pre-existing medical conditions can still buy insurance.

Paul asserted his belief that the healthcare-replacement document is being kept secret because it is "Obamacare-lite", and not a full-scale repeal that conservatives have been hoping for.

"No bill here. We can not find the bill", Hoyer said. "But the fact is we can only pass one bill and that's why it's so important that we be aligned with the House and the White House".

However, all of these details come from leaked drafts and Democrats and industry organizations have not yet had a chance to review any formal House Republican bill. "The Republican Party shouldn't act in the same way", Paul said.

Once again we see a determined, critical mass of Republican lawmakers who want something very few Americans want (akin to the shutdown) but who want it so badly they are willing to prevent something that might be more popular.

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