Rand Paul Calls for GOP to Split Healthcare Bill if Latest Bill Fails

Rand Paul Calls for GOP to Split Healthcare Bill if Latest Bill Fails

Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, on Thursday said he wants lawmakers to separate the Obamacare repeal and replace bills if the Senate’s healthcare bill fails.

“I think if this bill fails, which I think there’s still a chance it will fail, then our backup plan should be, divide the bills in two,” Paul said during an appearance on Fox News.

“Let’s have a clean repeal — what we promised the American people — clean repeal of ObamaCare and if the big government Republicans want to spend a lot of money, they can work with Democrats on a separate bill that spends money.”

Paul was a major hold out in the last round of Senate healthcare negotiations.

This week, he said he would likely oppose the bill that is to be released Thursday.

via The Hill

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