Rand Paul makes new health care pitch to Trump

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Rand Paul makes new health care pitch to Trump

WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul was one of the key voices in urging House conservatives to vote against the Republican repeal and replace bill last month. But now the Kentucky senator is trying to convince the president and his Republican colleagues to take another swing at repeal legislation.

Paul and Trump were partners Sunday at Trump’s golf course in Virginia. The pair played against Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and “a businessman from Philadelphia.” They ultimately tied, but the real focus was on trying to figure out how to move forward on health care after the bill’s dramatic implosion last month.

“My impression is that they very much still want to get something done on health care — and I think so does everybody,” Paul told a group of reporters in his Washington D.C. office Monday.

Now he’s offering up a new approach that he thinks could bring the party together.

More here: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/03/sen-rand-paul-makes-new-health-care-pitch-trump/100000788/

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., (left), Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget (center) and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (right) converse after returning to the White House from a round of golf with President Trump at his golf course, Trump National in Virginia on April 2, 2017.(Photo: Pool, Getty Images)