Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul teased Americans late Saturday by tweeting a picture of his bill that will repeal President Barack Obama's signature legislation, The Affordable Care Act.
Paul, an ophthalmologist or eye doctor/surgeon by trade, has been one of the loudest voices in Congress to voice his displeasure with the law ever since it was passed in 2010. As of late, Paul has argued that the law needs to be repealed and replaced simultaneously.
And on Saturday, he previewed the bill that seeks to accomplish that, titled, "The Obamacare Replacement Act."
"Coming this week: THE Obamacare replacement bill. Done drafting the bill & will be discussing on @CNN Sunday AM and all week next week!" Paul wrote on Twitter with a picture of the bill.
Coming this week: THE Obamacare replacement bill. Done drafting the bill & will be discussing on @CNN Sunday AM and… https://t.co/UaYSUg6bHU— Senator Rand Paul (@Senator Rand Paul)1484442327.0
Paul did not offer any additional details, but sais he would explain more during an interview with CNN on Sunday, in addition to rolling out more details later this week.
Repealing and replacing Obamacare is the top priority of congressional Republicans and the incoming administration, lead by President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence. And now that Republicans control both Congress and the White House, it appears as though they will finally make good on their promise to repeal Obamacare.
The Senate on Thursday began the initial steps of repealing the law by passing a budget resolution that will be the vehicle to which Congress will be able to successfully and legally repeal the health care law.
Paul was the sole Republican to vote against the measure because it passed a budget that did not balance.
The House passed the same legislation on Friday. Both chambers voted almost completely down party lines.