Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., tells The Daily Signal that he’s not in favor of a GOP plan to extend Obamacare subsidies for a couple of years if the Supreme Court rules they are unconstitutional in the King v. Burwell case.
“By keeping parts of Obamacare and letting it sputter on for awhile and saying we’re just going to get rid of the stuff that he started slowly, I don’t think that’s a good way to go about it,” Paul says in the interview conducted at the Road to Majority Conference in Washington, D.C.
The Supreme Court is expected to decide as early as Monday whether the IRS illegally provided subsidies to recipients of Obamacare in states with federally established exchanges.
Some House Republicans are floating a plan that would do away with the controversial individual mandate that requires everyone to buy health insurance, but the bill would also give states the option to choose a block grant of money so people can continue receiving the subsidies for a certain amount of time.
Paul says that’s not the right approach. “I’m not a big fan of ‘Obamacare lite.’”