BREAKING: President Trump working with Sen. Rand Paul on Obamacare fix, will make announcement within 2-3 weeks

Partial transcript of the September 18, 2017 The Story with Martha MacCallum interview with Senator (and medical doctor) Rand Paul. Video courtesy of the Fox News YouTube channel.


Rand PaulI spoke with the President this afternoon, and I spoke with him about something I’ve been working on for 6 months. This is called ‘healthcare associations’ where individuals can join across state lines to form groups or associations to get leverage on cheaper prices.

I’ll give you an example. The National Restaurant Association: There are 2 million fast food restaurants, 15 million workers. Many of them don’t have insurance. Under my plan which would cost ZERO federal dollars, we would allow them to come together as a group and buy insurance all together, in one group. They would get the leverage of lower prices, they’d be protected against pre-existing conditions.

The President is gonna do it next week, or the week after. It’s coming very soon. I’ve been working very hard on that, and I think that’s part of the fix, and it wouldn’t be a trillion dollar federal program like the Graham-Cassidy disaster.


Update: October 10, 2017


  • STACKS88

    I’ve been saying that President Trump should be working with Rand Paul on this for months now. After all, Rand is a medical doctor.

  • Associations do not receive lower premiums, unless the majority of the members are healthier than the general population. An association of restaurant employees would pay more, than an association of fitness club employees. Healthy restaurant workers would get a better deal by simply buying an individual plan.

    I’ve set up association plans since 2001. Rand Paul should stick to medicine, and working with his colleagues, instead of always fighting them.

    • Voluntarist

      There’s more to what Rand wants, he couldn’t get it all out in 30-seconds though. Associations are the cornerstone, though.