Paul predicts GOP healthcare plan will fail

Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulSenate rejects ObamaCare repeal, replacement amendment Overnight Healthcare: Senate votes to begin ObamaCare repeal debate | McCain returns to vote | GOP floats scaled-down healthcare bill Overnight Regulation: House votes to repeal forced arbitration rule | Dems look to ban controversial pesticide | House panel wants to hear from tech CEOs on net neutrality MORE (R-Ky.) on Sunday said he does not believe proposed Republican healthcare legislation will pass through Congress.

"I don't believe so. I think there's enough conservatives that do not want 'ObamaCare lite,' " Paul said on ABC's "This Week."

Paul during the interview stressed a clean repeal of ObamaCare.

“None of us ran on this plan. We ran on repealing ObamaCare because it doesn’t work,” Paul told ABC’s “This Week.”

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Paul has dubbed the new GOP plan, released earlier this month by House Republicans, “ObamaCare lite,” and has vowed to vote against the measures once they reach the Senate.

 “I was elected in 2010 right after it came into place, to repeal it,” Paul said of former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTrump considers naming Yellen or Cohn to lead the Fed West Wing to empty out for August construction Ex-CIA chief: Trump’s Boy Scout speech felt like ‘third world authoritarian's youth rally’ MORE’s signature healthcare legislation.

Conservative lawmakers have criticized the GOP measures for keeping certain components of ObamaCare in place.

“We never ran on making the entitlement subsidies permanent,” Paul said.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Sunday dismissed the proposal for a clean repeal, arguing doing so would put “vulnerable people at risk.”