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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. introduces Transportation Secretary-designate Elaine Chao at her confirmation hearing before Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson)

Paul: I don't think McConnell has votes to pass healthcare bill


Sen. Rand Paul(R-KY.) said on Sunday that he does not think Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has enough votes to move forward with the revised healthcare bill.

"I don't think right now he does," Paul, said in a interview with Fox News Sunday..

Paul said that the bill incorporates components that Republican's have never supported.

"This bill keeps most of the ObamaCare taxes, keeps most of the regulations, keeps most of the subsidies," Paul said. "And creates something that Republicans have never been for, and that's a giant insurance bailout superfund."

Paul who does not support the revised bill also criticized Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX.) amendment that would allow insurers to sell low-cost health plans.

"The Cruz amendment will still be in the context of having the fundamental flaw of Obamacare, which are all these mandates," he said.

Paul's comments come only hours after the Senate Majority Leader delayed the vote on the bill while Sen. John McCain(R-AZ.) recovers from surgery in Arizona.

Some think the Paul is hurting the GOP backed bill.

Others agree with his decision to not support the bill.

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