Paul still opposes GOP health care bill, despite changes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he will not vote for the latest Republican health care bill, calling last-minute changes designed to send more money to states with undecided senators as "suspicious."
           
Paul told reporters after an event in his home state he still plans to vote against the Republican bill that would repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law. He says that's  because instead of significant spending cuts, it redistributes money to states based on a formula.
           
Lawmakers over the weekend tweaked the bill to give more money to states including Alaska, Arizona, Maine and Kentucky. Those are all states where senators have indicated their opposition to the bill. Paul called that tactic a "formula food fight" and said it was not the right way to get votes.

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