Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, said Thursday that Senate Republicans were not making any progress on repealing Obamacare, despite the push coming from Republican leadership and the White House.
“I still sense we’re at impasse,” Paul said during an appearance on Fox News.
“There is still quite a bit of disagreement. There’s basically two factions. There’s conservatives like myself who don’t want new federal programs, we want to repeal ObamaCare. And then there’s some of the moderates who kind of want to keep some of ObamaCare and they’re not to opposed to new federal government programs,” he said.
Republican leadership this week made the decision to push the vote on healthcare until after the July 4th recess.
Sen. Paul suggested a way to get Republicans and even some Democrats to go along with repealing former President Obama’s signature healthcare legislation.
“What about dividing the bill in two? Do the repeal, which no Democrat will vote for. Repeal the taxes, repeal the regulations, and do a fix to Medicaid that helps to pay for everything,” Paul said.
“No Democrats will vote for anything good like that. But Democrats will always vote for spending. So the big government Republicans that want more spending, take the spending and put it in the bill that Democrats will vote for,” he added.