Perhaps one of the biggest criticisms of President Trump of conservatives in his young presidency is his support for the new Obamacare replacement championed by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

Many on the right, have criticized the President and Republicans in Washington for the measures proposed. Many have contended that it is “Obamacare Lite” or “Obamacare 2.0.” One member of Congress who has risen to likely be the most outspoken critic of the bill as written in Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

For awhile, it appeared that Trump and the Republicans would not be very open to changing the terms. It had been suggested that it was either that, or the current system which would be allowed to be put in place.

For starters, Paul has explained what he sees to be as the issues with the law as written.

“But there’s also insurance company bailouts in there. This gets to the fundamental heart of the problem. The problem with Obamacare is they tell people, ‘You know what? You can wait to buy insurance until after you’re sick.’ When they do that, nobody buys insurance until they’re sick, and the price of the insurance goes up. Ryancare doesn’t fix that. If you do not fix that, the premiums will continue to skyrocket, but we’re going to be blamed for it,”

In regards to the possibility that changes will not be made, Rand Paul stated that he has been talking to Trump about the measure.

“I talked to him again last night by phone. I’ve talked to him twice a week, which is quite a bit for anybody to talk to the president that’s not in the administration.”

This type of development, is something which should certainly catch the eye of conservatives, who may oppose the proposed legislation as it stands.

What do you think? Do changes need to be made with the legislation as proposed? Let HYPELINE News what you think in the comments!

(h/t Breitbart News)

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Jake Leahy is a Staff Writer for Hypeline News, frequent contributor on 560 the Answer in Chicago, and a student at Deerfield High School (IL). Follow him on Twitter @jakealeahy.


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