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  • 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 Senate’s 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 senator’s 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 Paul’s Clean Obamacare Repeal Bill

    07/26/2017 2:13:45 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 68 replies ^ | july 26,2017 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Paul’s 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 “Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017.” Sen. Paul consistently opposed the leadership’s 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 “Obamacare Repeal” 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. “I’ve 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,” said Senator Paul. “Republicans promised to repeal Obamacare, and as we move forward in this process, I urge them to join me in supporting...
  • Exclusive – Rand Paul: Let’s Repeal Obamacare Now!

    07/26/2017 8:06:53 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 50 replies ^ | 26 July 2017 | Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
    I’m a physician, an eye surgeon. I’ve spent my entire life in medicine. I have seen the disaster that is Obamacare up close and personally. Let’s 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 — Rand in Command: Sen. Paul Charts Pathway Forward to Repealing ‘Undead’ 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 bill’s ultimate failure on...
  • We Asked DC’s Elite What Kind Of Trouble Trump Is Actually In

    07/13/2017 2:32:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | July 13, 2017 | John Hudson, foreign affairs reporter
    As official Washington grapples with the prospect of living through Watergate 2.0, some of the city's most post powerful Republicans gathered on Wednesday night to hear the words of a man who came away famously unscathed from Watergate 1.0: Henry Kissinger. The former secretary of state to Richard Nixon and honorary chairman of the Center for the National Interest spoke before an enraptured audience at the glamorous Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown in a speech that touched on the “extraordinary division” of the Vietnam era to the hyperpolarization of the Donald J. Trump era. The purpose of the event was...
  • Rand Paul: Republicans ‘Have Insufficient Confidence in What Made America Great’

    07/03/2017 1:06:48 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies ^ | 7/3/17 | Susan Jones
    ( – Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a repeal-and-replace advocate, says he wants to expand the number of people who get health insurance at a cheaper price. “But I would do it through freedom of choice,” Paul told “Fox News Sunday.” I would do it through the marketplace, buying groups across state lines, and letting people save more money in HSAs. “And I think the problem with Republicans now if they have insufficient confidence in what made America great. That's capitalism, freedom of choice, competition.”
  • Trump tells Senate Republicans to kill Obamacare now and replace it later

    06/30/2017 11:04:55 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 110 replies ^ | 6/30/17 | David Martosko
    President says Congress should repeal Obamacare immediately and sort out a replacement later Sen. Ben Sasse says such a move would force Congress to come up with a more workable alternative Sasse recommends a one-year sunset to force Congress' hand
  • President Donald Trump Suggests Republicans Repeal then Replace Obamacare

    06/30/2017 8:07:40 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 71 replies ^ | 30 Jun 2017 | Sean Moran
    President Donald Trump suggested in a tweet that if Republicans remain unable to pass their current healthcare bill, they should immediately repeal and then replace Obamacare. President Trump previously endorsed the Senate healthcare bill, otherwise known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), however, since Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed the vote on the BCRA President Trump has looked into other options. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) recently suggested repealing and replacing Obamacare in two separate bills, an idea that apparently President Trump might endorse if Republicans remain unable to pass the BCRA. Trump tweeted: "If Republican Senators are unable...
  • Rand Paul on Health Care Bill: ‘I Still Sense We’re at Impasse’ — Suggests Dividing Bill in Two

    06/29/2017 9:46:09 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 15 replies ^ | 29 Jun 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he and his GOP colleagues in the Senate were still at “impasse” on the legislation being considered to repeal and replace Obamacare. “I still sense we’re at impasse,” Paul said. “And I said yesterday at lunch with our Republican caucus and everybody kind of laughed because there is still quite a bit of disagreement. There’s basically two factions. There’s conservatives like myself who don’t want new federal programs, we want to repeal Obamacare. And then there’s some of the moderates who kind of want to keep some...
  • Five Republican senators now oppose health care bill as written

    06/27/2017 4:25:46 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 53 replies
    Lancashire Independent News ^ | June 25, 2017 | Elias Hubbard
    This is an Excerpt. Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said on Sunday she has extreme reservations about the U.S. Senate's healthcare overhaul and does not think it will be able to pass this week. The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion than a bill adopted earlier by the House.... Rand Paul, who has rejected the plan along with fellow Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Ron Johnson, said fundamental problems remained that would leave taxpayers subsidizing health insurance companies. So it is possible that Mr. McConnell views the potential failure of a...
  • Rand Paul: I Will Vote for 80-90% Repeal of Obamacare, GOP Bill ‘Not Anywhere Close’

    06/25/2017 4:47:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/25/17 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” while discussing the Republican health care bill, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he would vote for a partial repeal of Obamacare, but the current bill was “not anywhere close to repeal.” Paul said, “I’ve been telling leadership for months now that I will vote for a repeal and it doesn’t have to be a 100 percent repeal. For example, I’m for 100 percent repeal, that’s what I want, but if you offer me a 90 percent repeal, I’d probably vote for it. I might vote for 80 percent repeal.”
  • Sen Paul Uses 3rd Grade Math to Explain How Tax Cuts Work, Donny Deutsch Still Doesn't Understand

    06/23/2017 6:31:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | June 23, 2017 | Alex Xenos
    On Friday’s Morning Joe, MSNBC panelist Donny Deutsch pushed the typical liberal “tax cuts for the rich” narrative as he slammed the Republican health care reform bill: "The other side of the aisle will call this as a redistribution of wealth. Obviously, parties are given to hyperbole, but the reality according to the Center [for] Tax Policy is that 90 percent of the benefits in this plan go to families making $700,000 a year or more, the one percent. That is a fiscal reality." He demanded of Senator Rand Paul (R-KY): "How do you explain that to some of the...
  • Four Republican senators say they cannot support healthcare bill

    06/22/2017 11:50:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 22, 2017 | by Susan Cornwell
    Four conservative U.S. Republican senators said on Thursday they are not prepared to vote for the Senate Republican healthcare proposal unveiled on Thursday when it comes to the floor, probably next week. "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor," the senators -- Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ron Johnson, and Ted Cruz -- said in a joint statement. The draft bill would not repeal Obamacare and lower healthcare costs, they said.
  • Rand: Without Scalise's Security Detail, It Would Have Been 'Massacre'

    06/14/2017 12:56:34 PM PDT · by johnk · 39 replies ^ | Posted: Jun 14, 2017 11:05 AM | Cortney O'Brien Cortney O'Brien |
    ...Had Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) not been at Wednesday’s congressional baseball practice, the scene would have been much more deadly, several witnesses have concluded. Scalise, who was shot in the hip, is currently in surgery. Five people in total were shot, including a Scalise staffer and Capitol police officers, who arrived at the scene within three minutes, managing to subdue the attacker. A shaken Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) explained to the media that because Scalise is the Majority Whip, he is one of few members of Congress who always travels with his security detail. Rand Paul: "I think we're lucky...
  • Rand Paul Was There! Here is His Eyewitness Report! Baseball Field Shooting!

    06/14/2017 10:35:44 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 6 replies ^ | 06/14/2017 | na Rand Paul, "I was in the right field batting cage outside of the field and ..."
  • Senate votes to support Trump's weapons sale to Saudi Arabia

    06/13/2017 1:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | June 13, 2017 | Richard Lardner, The Associated Press
    The Senate on Tuesday narrowly turned back a bipartisan bid to rebuke Saudi Arabia and reject President Donald Trump's plan to sell the kingdom more than $500 million in precision-guided munitions, sparing the new Republican administration an embarrassing defeat. The vote Tuesday was 53-47, clearing the way for the sale to be finalized. The precision munitions are part of Trump's proposed $110 billion arms package to Riyadh, which the administration said would create U.S. jobs while also improving a key ally's military capability. But opponents of the deal, led by Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., have been...
  • Rand Paul to CNN's Jake Tapper: Make Sure Your Viewers Know The Climate Models Have Been Wrong

    06/02/2017 1:07:26 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 37 replies ^ | June 1, 2017 | Tim Hains
    Sen. Rand Paul debates CNN host Jake Tapper on the issue of climate change, and the president's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Paul argued that scientists have been predicting disaster for decades, while Tapper disagreed, claiming about the predictions: "all of it has happened." "You need to make sure that your viewers know that most of [climate scientists’] models has been wrong," Paul said. "They adjust it every year because they haven’t been good at predicting things." "But obviously scientists have been predicting for years that the temperatures would go up, that glaciers would shrink, that sea...