Rand Paul Leading Trump’s Fight to Repeal Obamacare
Donald Trump won the election on many different issues. He won on it on his pledge to Make America Great Again, a great rallying call. He won it on his pledges to end illegal immigration into the USA, which I have written about previously in other articles. He won it on his pledge to Drain the Swamp in DC, something I am yet unconvinced he will do. He won it on being flamboyant. He won it by being himself and being unafraid of anyone or anything. He was the outcast in the band of establishment hacks, and people loved it. One of the key pledges that Trump during the campaign, however, that wasn’t as well written about and discussed by the media when compared to his plans for immigration, was indeed his pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare with a much better deal for the American people. And America relished with this pledge. Obamacare, in the eyes of many, has been a complete disaster. People were told when the affordable care act came into place that they would be able to keep their doctor. It was a nightmare. People were told that their premiums wouldn’t rise. They soared. They were told that it would be a great deal for America. They disagree. According to the most recent CNN/ORC poll, most Americans want to see Obamacare repealed and replaced with a better deal. It should be said however that they want it the repeal and the replacement to coincide one another.
This is the headline for a poll that shows 76% of Americans want congress to repeal Obamacare. pic.twitter.com/MsO2RlJUZz
— Elliott Schwartz (@elliosch) January 19, 2017
So, what is Donald Trump doing to repeal the controversial health act? He was been working with renowned libertarian(ish) GOP Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky. Rand Paul, by the way, is also a physician as well as a politician. Rand Paul has been on many different charitable journeys throughout the impoverished world treating many different illnesses. His speciality, however, is eyecare. He has been able to give people the most important human sense of all, the sense of sight. He has given people with poor vision the ability to see again. He has done this not only in foreign lands but in his home state of Kentucky where he has been operating as a surgeon for many years. The best part? He has done them for free. He has given people the most important sense of all for absolutely free. The video below shows how life changing his surgeries have been on people’s lives.
Moving on however from that incredible work he has done for both the people of America and the wider world, Rand has been a very outspoken critic of Obamacare from the very beginning. He has debated the subjected very heavily on the media and in the senate with many other lawmakers. He has even debated the single payer system with ‘democratic’ socialist Bernie Sanders. He was given criticism after saying to Bernie Sanders that a single payer health system would make physicians ‘slaves’. This was misinterpreted as to Paul somehow diminishing what slavery actually was and using the term in a way that is unjust. But it isn’t. I will leave the video below so you can make your own assumptions and conclusions as to what you think Paul meant, but personally, I see it like this. I don’t think Rand Paul meant it literally. He simply said that in principle, if health care is made a right, the government is able to force you to do something. This goes against the NAP (Non-Aggression Principle) of the libertarian platform that Paul believes in and fights for.
Paul has already finished drafting what his idea of an ObamaCare repeal would look like and has been on many different TV stations promoting it. Here is his latest interview to CNN.
Now I am not an expert on the American healthcare system. If anything I am a complete novice when it comes to healthcare issues in America, which is why I have not given any personal opinions on Obamacare, Trumps replacement bid or Rand’s bill. What I will say however is that if I were an American, I would have complete faith in Rand Paul to come up with an effective solution to replacing Obamacare. He is a doctor by trade, a small c conservative, a libertarian and a man who lives for balanced budgets. I am sure he will come up with an effective solution to Trump’s pledge and will help and assist the President with any issues relating to healthcare policy. Out of all the senators in the US, Rand Paul is my favourite, and it is he who I would have voted for US President if I had the choice. I feel Trump has made a smart decision in reaching out to Rand to help him come up with a replacement to Obamacare and I feel he will make a good job of it to. Time will tell…