Rebecca Shabad in a CBS News article titled “Rand Paul says splitting up health care bill could improve chances of Obamacare repeal” reports:
Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that the health care bill should be split into two pieces of legislation in order to pass an Obamacare repeal.
“I think if we take this bill and split it into two pieces, we pass one that is more, looks like repeal that conservatives like. And then the other one you load up with all kinds of Christmas ornaments and gifts and money and just pile money on it that the Democrats will vote for and some of the Republicans will vote for,” the Kentucky Republican said in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Paul predicts that “both [would] end up passing” if Senate Republicans pursued that path.”It may not be completely good for the country, but you at least get the repeal that way,” Paul added.
The repeal bill, he said, could repeal Obamacare’s taxes and regulations and include Medicaid reform, but he said it would be “much narrower” and “much cleaner.”
President Trump tweet on Senate healthcare bill: