Rand Paul: New Healthcare Plan Will Not Pass

Posted: Mar 07, 2017 10:00 AM

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky made it clear on Tuesday during an interview with "Fox & Friends" that the House GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare will not pass through Congress.

"This is Obamacare lite," Paul said.  "It will not pass.  Conservatives aren't going to take it.  Premiums and prices will continue to spiral out of control."

Paul said he has spoken with President Donald Trump on the issue, and that he is open for negotiations.  

Last week, Paul raised concern when he tweeted that the Obamacare legislation was being kept under “lock and key” in a “secure location.” 

House Speaker Paul Ryan downplayed Paul, calling his actions a "publicity stunt."
“I like Rand, but I think he’s looking for a publicity stunt here,” Ryan said. “The things he described are just not accurate.”