The Senate Republicans’ health care overhaul has gotten beaten to a pulp since it was revealed on June 22nd. Sen. Rand Paul is one of the most recent critics. Critics have said the revision is “grounded in “propping up” insurance companies.”
Paul also suggested that the health care law should bring insurance costs down to as small as $1 a day for some users. Paul spoke on this during a conversation with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”:
“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. The Insurance companies make all the money; all of this is predicated upon still propping up the insurance companies.”
Paul is just one of four conservative Senators to go against the new health care plan. Unfortunately, this could prove deadly to the bill since the GOP can only afford to lose two votes. These four Senators are against the bill primarily because they don’t believe it will lower the premium costs enough.
Paul also stated Friday morning that the bill didn’t cover “ObamaCare’s subsidies to insurance companies.” He argued that the bill will just continue a habit of letting insurers go:
“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 bailing out insurance companies. I mean, we could do this for cars. New cars are expensive. We could have a car stabilization fund.”
You can watch the Senators statements below: