Following the unveiling of Senate Republican leadership health care legislation last week, a number of conservative and moderate members either rejected the proposal or was not sure of support.

Stethoscope Public domain image/Darnyi Zsóka
Public domain image/Darnyi Zsóka

U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul said, “The current bill does not repeal Obamacare. It does not keep our promises to the American people. I will oppose it coming to the floor in its current form, but I remain open to negotiations.”

This week he  sent a letter to President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and other Senate leaders laying out four policy improvements for the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.

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The letter covered expanding association health plans, rejecting taxpayer bailouts for insurance companies, reconsidering the nature of the tax credits, and removing the 6-month waiting period for those who have a lapse of 63 days or more in their insurance coverage.