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Paul: More conservatives will discover GOP bill does not repeal ObamaCare

Paul: More conservatives will discover GOP bill does not repeal ObamaCare
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Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulPentagon: War in Afghanistan will cost billion in 2018 Overnight Finance: Senators near two-year budget deal | Trump would 'love to see a shutdown' over immigration | Dow closes nearly 600 points higher after volatile day | Trade deficit at highest level since 2008 | Pawlenty leaving Wall Street group Rand Paul calls for punishment if Congress can't reach a long-term budget deal MORE (R-Ky.) said Sunday he thinks more conservative Republicans will realize the Senate GOP's healthcare bill does not actually repeal ObamaCare the longer the proposal is out there.

During an interview on CBS's "Face The Nation," Paul was asked about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDems confront Kelly after he calls some immigrants 'lazy' McConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Overnight Defense: Latest on spending fight - House passes stopgap with defense money while Senate nears two-year budget deal | Pentagon planning military parade for Trump | Afghan war will cost B in 2018 MORE's (R-Ky.) announcement that consideration of the healthcare legislation would be delayed while Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) recovers from surgery.

"How will that change the way this goes forward?" host John Dickerson asked Paul, a vocal critic of the Senate GOP's proposal.

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"I think the longer the bill's out there, the more conservative Republicans are going to discover that it's not repeal," Paul said.

"And the more that everybody's going to discover that it keeps the fundamental flaw of ObamaCare."

Paul said the Senate GOP's bill keeps insurance mandates that "cause the prices to rise, which chase young, healthy people out of the marketplace."

"And leads to what people call adverse selection, where you have a sicker and sicker insurance pool and the premiums keep rising through the roof," Paul said.

"And one of the amazing things to me is, for all the complaints of Republicans about ObamaCare, we keep that fundamental flaw."