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 PaulBusiness, conservative groups slam Trump’s national emergency declaration The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Trump escalates border fight with emergency declaration On The Money: Trump declares emergency at border | Braces for legal fight | Move divides GOP | Trump signs border deal to avoid shutdown | Winners, losers from spending fight | US, China trade talks to resume next week 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 McConnellGreen New Deal Resolution invites big picture governing ‘Contingency’ spending in 3B budget deal comes under fire Coulter defends Paul Ryan: This is 100 percent Trump's fault 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."