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 PaulConservatives left frustrated as Congress passes big spending bills Senate approves 4B spending bill Some employees' personal data revealed in State Department email breach: report 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 McConnellKey GOP senators appear cool to Kavanaugh accuser's demand Trump hints at new executive action on immigration, wants filibuster-proof Senate majority The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — The Hill interviews President Trump 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."