Weak-kneed Republicans are starting to stammer, talk of delay and say we can’t repeal all of Obamacare. One GOP plan even keeps the Obamacare taxes. Another GOP plan says to blue states: “If you like Obamacare, you can keep it!” and red states will pay for it. Other GOP plans want to keep Obamacare subsidies but rename them refundable tax credits.
Conservatives need to unite behind immediate and complete repeal!
At the same time, conservatives need to rally to a plan that allows more people to buy insurance at a cheaper price. I have just such a plan, and it is gaining momentum.
We should not hesitate. Repeal and Replacement should happen as soon as humanly possible.
Each day, more stories appear about when to repeal, when and how to replace, and every day it seems some in my party lose their nerve.
Let me be as clear as I possibly can: The time is NOW.
We must keep our promises and FULLY repeal Obamacare, every bit of it. We must also at the same time offer to the American people our plan for healthcare going forward, and it must take us away from government control and toward a free market.
Big Government approaches are wrong, whether they are offered by Democrats and Republicans. We must move in another direction.
I’ve offered a broad, bold and free market Obamacare Replacement bill. It is available to view at paul.senate.gov, along with a summary.
My plan will ensure millions more people have access to better, less expensive health care.
First, my plan legalizes the sale of inexpensive insurance. Under Obamacare, it became illegal to sell or buy less expensive catastrophic insurance plans.
Second, my plan allows people to save for insurance by expanding tax-free Health Savings Accounts (HSA’s). My plan allows the individual to use their HSA:
- To pay their premiums, deductibles, and co-pays
- To pay for exercise or weight loss program
- To pay for vitamins and other forms of preventative healthcare
- As more and more people spend their first dollar out of their HSA account, a marketplace will develop that makes patients cost conscious driving prices down.
Third, my plan will allow every individual the freedom to join an association to buy their health insurance. For the mom and pop small business, my plan allows them to leave behind a terrible system that causes them to live in fear of becoming ill or getting cancer. Allowing individuals to join an association with hundreds of thousands of other individuals will allow them to gain leverage to get less expensive insurance and demand protections against pre-existing conditions clauses. full article