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Rand Paul Blasts House GOP for Keeping Obamacare Bill ‘Under Lock and Key’

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During his address to the joint session of Congress this week, President Donald Trump once again promised that the Affordable Care Act would be repealed and replaced. This promise came in the wake of former Speaker of the House John Boehner stating that, in the end, Obamacare wouldn’t be replaced but mostly just tweaked.

Well, it appears that House Republican leaders finally have a bill drawn up to replace Obamacare. However, they don’t want anyone to see it. According to Bloomberg, the draft is being held in a secret room:

The document is being treated a bit like a top-secret surveillance intercept. It is expected to be available to members and staffers on the House Energy and Commerce panel starting Thursday, but only in a dedicated reading room, one Republican lawmaker and a committee aide said. Nobody will be given copies to take with them.

The unusual secrecy is a reflection of the sensitivity — and the stakes — surrounding the GOP effort to rewrite the Affordable Care Act, a top priority of President Donald Trump, who has yet to offer his own plan.

One GOP Senator is not thrilled with the secrecy, especially since he has been a vocal critic of Obamacare from the start and is concerned that the GOP will do just what Boehner said.

Taking to Twitter, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) went on a tirade over not being able to review the bill:

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