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Rand Paul and the Freedom Caucus to file alternative Obamacare repeal legislation

March 8, 2017

 Rand Paul Earlier this week the House Republicans made news by announcing their Obamacare repeal legislation which for all intents and purposes does not really repeal Obamacare but rather looks to shift some of it around by changing some of the semantics to make it seem as though this is a better plan.

  This bill would appear to be dead on arrival with the Democrats–the party of no–already lining up against it in order to save Barack Obama’s legacy and with conservative Republicans deriding the legislation by calling it Obamacare-lite.

    In the wake of this news Rand Paul and the House Freedom Caucus are aligning themselves–most likely with Ted Cruz and others as well–to introduce a conservative alternative to fully repeal and replace Obamacare.

  Here is more:

Members of the House Freedom Caucus stood with Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.) Tuesday to denounce the Obamacare replacement bill supported by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R.-Wis.) and to announce the filing of Paul’s own bill, which is sponsored in the House by Rep. Jim  Jordan (R.-Ohio).

“There is one thing that has united Republicans in 2010, when we won the House; in 2014, when we won the Senate; and 2016 when we won the White House,” said Paul, who was flanked by members of the House Freedom Caucus, including the caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R.-N.C.) and Jordan, the previous HFC chairman.

  Let me interrupt my block-quote here to state that yes the repeal of Obamacare did unite the Republicans and enabled them victories in the years mentioned above but it has become clear that the establishment Republicans were only interested in using the repeal as an election tool and now that that mission has been accomplished we are learning their true colors. 

  But anyway, here is more:

“Conservatives have a replacement plan. House leadership has a replacement plan,” he said. “Vote on all the replacement plans and let’s see what happens.”

Jordan said the plan supported by Ryan and the House Republican leadership is Obamacare in a different form.

“Then, there is our plan,” he said. “It is the one that I think is consistent with what we told the voters we’re going to do: Repeal Obamacare and replace it with a market-centered, patient-centered, and doctor-centered plan that actually brings down the cost of insurance.”

  We know, and Rand Paul has stated, that the conservatives want to vote on repeal first and then vote on their replacement plan while Paul Ryan and the establishment Republicans want to do both at the same time and this is where the battle lines are going to be drawn.

  It seems to me that these warring factions in the Republican party have doomed the current repeal legislation but while we know the conservatives want to repeal Obamacare we still have not seen what the replacement plan is. This is going to be an interesting fight.

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  1. March 8, 2017 8:35 pm

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • March 9, 2017 6:33 am

      Thank you.

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      • March 9, 2017 7:00 am

        You’re welcome.

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  2. March 8, 2017 9:12 pm

    What would happen if not his real name obama’s school transcripts were unsealed and released as well as his SS# (that aren’t his either) and the exposure of 2 falsified birth certificate proven FAKE (photoshopped)? Being ‘shown’ as a fraud, you’d think that anything he signed would be re-nigged (null/void/rejected). We can talk about what should stay in this 1200 + pages bill or burn it and start over – not having a convicted felon write it.
    Do we really have to be nose led by those who are out to destroy this Country? putting ‘fakes’ into positions to do their bidding?
    On NCIS last night it was mentioned that the Congress women danced w/ the devil, and isn’t that the reality of it. It only takes a few in leadership position to take down many who are not upholding their ‘sworn commitment’ to the Constitution. They’re easy to spot.
    Instead of being sucked into their madness and playing by the changing rules of the enemy, how about enforcing the rules of the land and see where that gets us!

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    • March 9, 2017 6:36 am

      If the truth ever did come out about Obama it is too late to just rescind what he did legislatively but I am sure all his EOs could easily be undone. I don’t know if a judge would rule they MUST be undone.

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      • March 9, 2017 1:12 pm

        Those who’ve been ‘shifted’ into the reality of lies being truth by the usurpers (Deep State/pit from hell thinkers) who care less about honesty and truth (except that it only applies to other and not themselves) -therefore their minions don’t care either, their bought and sold into the lie programming. It’s like Dan Rather, being convinced that the ‘fake news’ was REAL. When the sin nature is deceived how is it to know? or be convinced. It’s like an insane person thinking themselves sane, having raised to a high plane of thinking! The very group of bottom-feeders who are out to conquer and remold the world, are themselves ‘puppets’ of the serpent who’s always against God and His principles. The devil’s goal and purpose is to duplicate and reimpose Sodom and Gomorrah (Tower of Babel) societies as the ‘new progressive norm’ updated Utopian thinking – using Disney, entertainers, etc to promote the sickness and disease.
        Logic and reason (TRUTH) have no invite to the playing field of the unjust.

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      • March 9, 2017 9:12 pm

        Dan Rather and his “the paper was false but the story is true” explanation is the perfect example! Do they know they are lying or do they honestly believe they are telling the truth, that is the question I cannot figure out. Those who pull the strings know the truth but to the puppets? We talk about the people behind the veil as the ones who are really in charge but you bring up a great point about who they work for in the end. That leads me to ask if they know who is really influencing them?

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  3. March 8, 2017 9:41 pm

    Let me get this straight the Republicans passed a bill to repeal ACA in 2015 and BO vetoed it as expected. So why can’t they take the same bill and update some dates and the Presidents name? This proves they are fakes.

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    • March 9, 2017 6:38 am

      Exactly, because they are fakes!

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  4. March 9, 2017 6:04 am

    Rand’s plan gave Dr’s up to a10% tax break if they volunteer their time for health services.

    https://www.paul.senate.gov/news/press/dr-rand-paul-unveils-obamacare-replacement-act

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    • March 9, 2017 6:39 am

      Thanks for the link!

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  5. March 9, 2017 2:19 pm

    “GOP should look up the definition of ‘Obamacare’ before claiming to repeal it”
    https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/03/gop-should-look-up-the-definition-of-obamacare-before-claiming-to-repeal-it
    ‘The reason why Republicans are able to perpetuate the lie that they are repealing Obamacare is because they have obfuscated the definition of Obamacare. At its core, Obamacare is the imposition of actuarially insolvent regulations, which spike the cost of premiums and chase out choice, competition, and innovation (which further raises costs). This, in turn, engenders a need for mass subsidization, which in itself is not only costly to the government (taxpayers), but further distorts the insurance market.’

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    • March 9, 2017 9:19 pm

      Good read, thanks for sharing it. The Republicans are playing semantics with the repeal bill by changing some of the terms in Obamacare but leaving it basically in place but they have been caught.

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      • March 9, 2017 9:47 pm

        Yep, I don’t trust them to ‘represent’ our best … isn’t that their job! Suppose to be. If they don’t do that, they should be forced to resign!

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      • March 10, 2017 6:33 am

        I thought so but I have been out of school a long time. 😉

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  6. March 30, 2017 8:25 pm

    Thank U Dr Rand and FC!!!

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