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Rand Paul and 3 GOP Senators Out on Newest Health Care Bill


By Kody Fairfield

The Associated Press is reporting that GOP Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and three other Republican Senators, Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, and Mike Lee of Utah, plan to oppose the newest health care bill as it has been written, placing the viability of the bill in jeopardy.

“The current bill does not repeal Obamacare. It does not keep our promises to the American people. I will oppose it coming to the floor in its current form, but I remain open to negotiations,” Paul said in a press release.

In a joint statement, the Senators said:

“Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor. There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system, but it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs.”

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