WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul was joined by Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) in taking a firm, public stand to declare they would accept nothing less than full repeal of Obamacare.
In the following, coordinated tweets, the senators put those who would push “Obamacare Lite” on notice that they will not vote for any such plans.
“Congress must keep its word. We were elected to fully repeal and replace Obamacare, and that’s the only thing I will vote for,” said Sen. Paul. “The legislation brought to the Senate floor must at least match the standard set by the 2015 repeal bill that both chambers of Congress passed.”
The senators’ stand, coupled with that of members of the U.S. House Freedom Caucus and Republican Study Committee, demonstrates that conservatives will not lie down and just accept anything under the banner of repealing Obamacare.
In addition, Senator Paul and the U.S. House Freedom Caucus have united to put forward a substantive, free-market based Obamacare Replacement Act, which they are urging Congress to vote on at the same time as repeal.
You can find a one-page summary of S. 222, Dr. Paul’s Obamacare Replacement Act, HERE.