Rand Paul objects to veterans bill because too many people might receive care
United States Senator Rand Paul railed against the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022 in a Senate floor speech on Tuesday, complaining that it is too lax.
Paul, who voted against the PACT Act last week, believes that access to care is too easy and that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention should be stricter about whom the proposed law helps.
"This bill puts our economy though at risk by creating presumptions of service connection for the most common of ailments. For example, this legislation creates a presumption of service connection for Vietnam veterans for hypertension. But according to the CDC, 50 percent of men and 44 percent of women in the United States have hypertension. More than 60 percent of people over the age of 60 have hypertension. In total, the CDC estimates that 116 million Americans have hypertension," Paul said.
"The legislation also creates a presumption of service connection for Global War on Terror veterans for asthma," he added. "The CDC estimates that one in twelve people have asthma, which is approximately 25 million Americans."
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\u201cRand Paul voted against health care for Veterans. Also, since when did Rand Paul start believing the CDC? \nhttps://t.co/vEB8lcffY5\u201d— Mystery Solvent (@Mystery Solvent) 1659481527
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