Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, on Wednesday said it was a “victory” that Republicans will be moving forward with a clean repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
“What I’m calling a victory is not the defeat of the plan, what I’m calling a victory is that we will get to vote on a clean repeal,” Paul said during an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“I’ve been advocating that we repeal ObamaCare — all of it — and we’re at least going to get a vote on a partial repeal and that is a victory.”
Paul said the failed Republican healthcare bill, which fell short of the 50 votes needed, had roughly $180 billion to give insurance companies.
“Insurance companies have gotten rich on ObamaCare. They used to make $6 billion a year in profit. They’re now up to $15 billion a year in profit,” he said.
“We shouldn’t be giving any tax-payer money to insurance companies, so I objected to that, but I’m actually in favor of and will vote to go to the clean repeal that’s being proposed now.”