“Right now I think there’s a charm offensive going on -- everybody’s being nice to everybody because they want us to vote for this, but we’re not going to vote for it,” Paul told CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
Paul said House Speaker Paul Ryan is pitching the health care bill as a “binary choice” between his overhaul plan and Obamacare as it currently stands -- and isn’t interested in negotiating with the more conservative members of his party.
“What we’re hearing is a binary choice is that it’s the Ryan plan or the status quo,” he said. “And what he’s rammed through his committee is his, without any amendments, and that’s the question. If we get what we’ve got from Ryan, ‘Obamacare lite,’ he will not have the votes.”
The biggest problem with the new GOP plan, Paul said, is that it doesn’t fix the “fundamental problem” with Obamacare.
“The one primary thing that’s wrong with Obamacare that’s visible to everybody is that premiums are rising through the roof, soaring in the individual market,” Paul said.Read more at CBS News