Senator Rand Paul says a proposed Republican healthcare overhaul bill was not likely to pass through Congress.
“I don’t believe so. I think there’s enough conservatives that do not want ‘Obamacare lite,’” the Kentucky Republican said on ABC’s “This Week.”
Paul stressed the need for a clean repeal of the Affordable Care Act, former president Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law commonly known as Obamacare.
“None of us ran on this plan. We ran on repealing Obamacare because it doesn’t work,” he added.
Republicans in the House of Representatives released their alternative plan, called the American Health Care Act, earlier this month.
Conservatives have criticized the GOP plan for keeping certain parts of Obamacare in place.
Sen. Paul vowed to vote against the legislation when it reaches the upper chamber for a vote.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday Republican leaders were working to address concerns that had been raised about the…