Rand Paul Says Trump Wants to Work With Him to Fix Health Care
Just came from WH. @realDonaldTrump is open to making bill better. Is Senate leadership?— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 27, 2017
Paul’s comments came moments after Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell announced the leadership would delay the vote on the GOP health care bill until after the July 4 recess. The delay is the result of internal opposition to the bill, as five Republican senators have defected, leaving the GOP three votes short.
The Kentucky Senator announced he would be meeting with Trump to voice his objections to the GOP Senate health care bill Monday morning.
Headed to meet with @realDonaldTrump this afternoon. The bill is currently not real repeal and needs major improvement.— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 27, 2017
Paul is a leading voice for the conservative wing of the party, which has prioritized a more expansive state waiver system that would allow states to override the Obamacare prohibition against providers charging sick people more for care. Conservatives have also been pushed for more funding for tax free savings accounts which provide consumers with more money to pay for private health care.
I'll discuss w/ him how to fix bill & get more to a YES on real repeal, things I've tried to tell Senate leaders with no result so far— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 27, 2017
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