Senator Rand Paul is leading the charge against what is being called “Obamacare Lite.” Republicans had much to say about how strongly they wanted to do away with Obamacare for the past few years. However, it seems they are freaking out at the thought.
The Republicans healthcare bill, which is being paraded around by Paul Ryan, has met heavy criticism lately because it doesn’t repeal and replace Obamacare—something Donald Trump’s signature campaign promised.
It is well known Paul Ryan wasn’t a fan of Trump in the past and even refused to campaign with the business tycoon after he became the Republican nominee. The Republican establishment (Paul Ryan’s a member) has also had it out for President Trump. (They struggle with government officials they can’t control.)
Recently, leaked audio avails Speaker of the House Paul Ryan trashing Trump. Before the leak, the majority of Trump supporters already didn’t trust Ryan—the audio recording may only make matters worse. Republicans are having a hard time dodging their constituents’ questions, as conservatives wonder if the bill was written by the establishment as a trap for their beloved president.
“So if you hated Obamacare and don’t care much for Ryan’s Obamacare Lite, maybe you ought to consider telling them all to take a hike and give you the option of joining a co-op. Give you the option of buying across state lines. Give you the option of having a YUGE Health Savings Account so you can spend your money how you want. I challenge the media to compare the price of LASIK surgery, contact lenses and orthodontics in the last, twenty years—prices come down when patients make decisions about what they are buying.
While I am a ‘glass is half full’ kind of guy, I also would love to give the middle finger to the man [who] profits off of government bailouts and forces his or her monopoly Brand of insurance schemes on an often worried and defenseless public,” Rand Paul explained in an interview.
Will the president go back on his campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare by accepting Ryan‘s bill? The Republican establishment’s grip on their party is becoming more apparent, proving many conservatives are just as corrupt as liberals.