Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky on Tuesday said the House GOP's new health care plan "will not pass" and said a provision hiking premiums for..
Rand Paul: Conservatives "not going to vote for" GOP health care plan
- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) hasn't been shy about his issues with the Republican health care overhaul plan -- and on Sunday, he said congressional conservatives are "not going to vote for it."
"Right now I think there's a charm offensive going on -- everybody's being nice to everybody because they want us to vote for this, but we're not going to vote for it," Paul told CBS' "Face the Nation."
"What we're hearing is a binary choice is that it's the Ryan plan or the status quo," he said. "And what he's rammed through his committee is his, without any amendments, and that's the question. If we get what we've got from Ryan, 'Obamacare lite,' he will not have the votes."
The biggest problem with the new GOP plan, Paul said, is that it doesn't fix the "fundamental problem" with Obamacare.
"The one primary thing that's wrong with Obamacare that's visible to everybody is that premiums are rising through the roof, soaring in the individual market," Paul said. "That will happen under the Ryan plan as well because they do nothing to fix the fundamental problem."(Excerpt) Read more at: cbsnews.com ...
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