Rand Paul: 'If you offer me a 90 percent repeal, I'd probably vote for it'

Rand Paul: 'If you offer me a 90 percent repeal, I'd probably vote for it'
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Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Lawmakers grapple with warrantless wiretapping program MORE (R-Ky.) on Sunday said he would consider voting for a partial repeal of ObamaCare.

"I've been telling leadership for months now that I will vote for a repeal, and it doesn't have to be a 100 percent repeal," Paul said on ABC's "This Week."

"For example, I'm for 100 percent repeal, that's what I want, but if you offer me a 90 percent repeal, I'd probably vote for it. I might vote for 80 percent repeal."

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Paul said people need to realize that the "ObamaCare subsidies in this bill are actually greater under the Republican bill than they are under the current ObamaCare law."

"That is not anywhere close to repeal," he said.

When asked whether he was a "no" vote, Paul said he is "at this point."

But Paul said if the Senate moves toward a bill that is "more repeal and less big government programs," he could change his vote.

"Yes, I'll consider partial repeal," he said.

When pressed on what that means, Paul said: "It means more freedom."

"It means they have to legalize the sale of inexpensive insurance," he added.