Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Rand Splits With Rubio, Cruz To Vote For Deficit-Exploding Healthcare Bill

Some libertarianish, small government politician Rand Paul is. He just voted to expand government medical payments.

He even split with senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio to vote for a healthcare bill  that will add about half a trillion dollars to the national debt over the next several decades, reports the Daily Caller.

“Sen. Rand Paul voted to permanently repeal government mandated annual decreases in medical fees,” his spokesperson Jillian Lane told The Daily Caller. “These government mandates have been repealed every year for 17 years, indicating that this policy should never have been enacted. Ending this formula ensures that Medicare patients will continue to get quality care.”

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the bill will add $141 billion to the federal deficits over the next decade, and by 2035 it will add half a trillion dollars to the federal debt, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

(ht Felix Bronstein)

1 comment:

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