Kentucky and South Carolina lawmakers roll out Obama care replacement plan

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- “This is a big day for conservatives,” Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Congressman Mark Sanford want Americans to know they have a plan.

"This is about where do we go next in terms of health care so that people are in control,” Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC-1) said.

Sanford introduced the House companion bill to Paul’s ‘Obamacare Replacement Act.’
Their proposals include lifting restrictions on insurers; helping people save to buy health insurance through tax credits, allow the purchase of insurance across state lines. Their plan gained the support Wednesday from members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

“The kind of things that are going to empower individuals, empower consumers, empower doctors and not empower Washington like Obama care does,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH-4) said.

Democrats, like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, are outspoken on keeping Obama care. Calling it "the greatest leap forward in American health care since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid." But Democrats battle to save these programs just got tougher.

The Republican lawmakers say they don’t want a repeal without a replacement. They added they want to have a vote on their plan within days of a repeal vote.

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