Paul Rand, the only GOP senator who won’t vote for Obamacare repeal? Obama and Mike Pence each met with lawmakers from their parties yesterday, to discuss plans for the Affordable Care Act Obamacare. Sen. Rand Paul will oppose the Republican budget resolution designed to begin the process of unwinding the Affordable Care Act, making him possibly the only member of the majority to break ranks.
He voted against the first step in repealing the Affordable Care Act because the underlying budget proposal increases the federal debt over 10 years. Obamacare is a total mess. Senator Paul Rand is the only GOP senator opposed. The Senate voted 51:48, and next week, the budget resolution, which includes the mechanisms to start repealing the 2010 health care law, will be on debate.
“I won’t vote for a terrible budget just to repeal Obamacare. The proposed Republican budget — a key piece to the repeal effort — increases the federal debt by more than $9 trillion over 10 years” Rand said.
Unlike Paul Rand, Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee joined Sen. Marco Rubio in expressing support for the new budget resolution, with the caveat that they do not endorse its spending outlays.