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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) slammed Senate Republicans' healthcare overhaul bill on Friday, saying that it's grounded in "propping up" insurance companies.
He also called for the creation of a healthcare law that would reduce insurance costs to as little as $1 a day for at least some consumers.
"What I'd like to do is legalize inexpensive insurance, and you should be able to get insurance for $1 a day. I mean, you really should," Paul said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "The insurance companies make all the money; all of this is predicated upon still propping up the insurance companies."
Paul said Friday that the Senate bill failed to address ObamaCare's subsidies to insurance companies, arguing that it continues a trend of "bailing out" insurers.
"I want the bill to look more like a repeal bill. I promised people I was going to repeal it; I didn't promise people that I was going to replace it with a federal program of bailing out insurance companies," he said.
"I mean, we could do this for cars," he added. "New cars are expensive. We could have a car stabilization fund."
originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: seasonal
Why we don't have basic government healthcare for people that cannot afford healthcare is beyond me. I know there are people that will moan and complain. But it really is the best way to go.
We can spend over a billion dollars per day on our military. But when it comes to people we can't afford it? GTFOOH!
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: crazyewok
Disagree, if he thinks insurance will be a dollar a day he is dumber than he looks.
Perhaps even dumber than O for saying that health insurance would be the cost of a cell phone plan.
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