Appearing on CNN's Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul made clear that he plans to push forward with a new Republican budget including a repeal and replacement of Obamacare, and that President-elect Donald Trump is wholly on board with his plan.
Paul explained to Blitzer that as a physician, he thinks the Affordable Care Act has been a "disaster," and is of the mind to repeal it as soon as possible. However, Paul believes that its replacement should be voted on the same day.
"I'm putting together a bill. It's virtually completed," Paul told Blitzer. "It will be full of the consensus opinions on replacement. Basically that we need to insure the most amount of people at the least amount of cost."
Paul then went through his three point plan for this bill, involving the legalization of inexpensive insurance, helping people save with insurance savings accounts, and helping individuals attain health association plans that will make care much cheaper.
"With regard to the president (sic), all I can tell you is that he called and said he agreed with me," continued Paul. "We aught to vote on replacement the same day we vote on repeal."
Paul was recently in the news for rejecting the proposed Republican budget that would add $9.7 trillion to the United States debt in a blistering presentation to his fellow Republicans on the floor of the Senate. The speech was good enough that he decided to create a shorter version of it for public consumption.
President-elect Donald Trump has stated himself that he wishes to have Obamacare repealed within weeks, saying that he wanted to have it's replacement ready “very quickly or simultaneously, very shortly thereafter.”