Rand Paul: I’m ‘Disappointed’ Republicans Have ‘Insufficient Confidence’ in the Free Market

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Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), said he was disappointed with Republicans who wanted to keep Obamacare regulations and not trust the free market for solutions. Paul said, “The problem is Republicans can’t seem to agree on what replacement means. To me, replacement is legalizing inexpensive insurance. That means the federal government doesn’t regulate it and allow the sale of inexpensive insurance again, legalizing the ability to join an association across state lines. I thought that is what we as Republicans believed in. But it turns out many Republicans actually believe in this giant insurance bailout super fund. Nearly $200 billion that they’re going to give to the rich Republicans actually believe in this giant insurance bailout super fund.” “Nearly $200 billion that they’re going to give to the rich insurance executives and rich insurance companies. So I’m not for that. And so if we can do both at the same time, absolutely, I’m still for that. I could even say you could do it in separate bills. And that’s the other thing I’ve been saying. I’m looking for a way to get this done. If you divide it into a cleaner repeal, then you