Sen. Rand Paul unveils ACA replacement plan

Jan. 27, 2017
Another blueprint for replacing the Affordable Care Act has entered the mix. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has introduced his version of a replacement called the Obamacare Replacement Act. Sen. Paul’s plan would remove the individual mandate and the minimum standards of care. It would also allow people with pre-existing conditions to sign up for care for two years ― although it is unclear what would happen to those individuals after two years. Sen. Paul’s plan would also provide a $5,000 tax credit that could be placed in a health savings account, and would allow insurers to sell health plans across state lines. His plan does not include a provision that would allow people under the age of 26 to remain on their parents’ health plans.