Speed Reads


Rand Paul warns the Republican health care proposal 'will not pass'

Having finally read the Republicans' proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is none too pleased. "This is ObamaCare lite," he said of the proposed American Health Care Act on Fox & Friends on Tuesday. "It will not pass. Conservatives aren't going to take it … It won't work."

Paul argued that the Republicans' health care proposal will see "premiums and prices … continue to spiral out of control." Paul was, on the other hand, optimistic that President Trump would be open to negotiations. "I spoke with the president yesterday and I think he's open-minded on this," Paul said.

But in the meantime, "This plan keeps the ObamaCare taxes for another year, keeps the Cadillac tax forever. It keeps an individual mandate," Paul said. "It is a real mistake to go for this."