Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during an event at the University of Chicago's Ida Noyes Hall in Chicago on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles) ORG XMIT: ILAN114

Paul predicts GOP healthcare plan will fail

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday said he does not believe proposed Republican healthcare legislation will pass through Congress.

And on the Flynn Situation:

“I don’t believe so. I think there’s enough conservatives that do not want ‘ObamaCare lite,’ ” Paul said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Paul during the interview stressed a clean repeal of ObamaCare.

“None of us ran on this plan. We ran on repealing ObamaCare because it doesn’t work,” Paul told ABC’s “This Week.”

Paul has dubbed the new GOP plan, released earlier this month by House Republicans, “ObamaCare lite,” and has vowed to vote against the measures once they reach the Senate.

“I was elected in 2010 right after it came into place, to repeal it,” Paul said of former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation.

Conservative lawmakers have criticized the GOP measures for keeping certain components of ObamaCare in place.

“We never ran on making the entitlement subsidies permanent,” Paul said.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Sunday dismissed the proposal for a clean repeal, arguing doing so would put “vulnerable people at risk.”

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