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Rand Paul open to compromise on Obamacare

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Sen. Rand Paul said a continuing resolution to defund Obamacare may not pass, but a compromise that would “make [the law] less bad” could be the next available option.

Speaking with "Fox and Friends" host Elizabeth Hasselbeck, the Kentucky Republican noted his opposition to both Obamacare and a government shutdown but said that trying to get rid of Obamacare is what the people want.

“Defunding Obamacare is where we should start,” Paul said. “That’s what we’re for, that’s what the people who voted for us are for.”

Paul then explained what an Obamacare compromise could look like.

“So if the Republicans in the House pass defund, Democrats in the Senate continue to fund, maybe there could be a compromise in the middle where we get rid of some of the taxes, some of the bad parts of Obamacare,” Paul said.

Hasselbeck asked if that would be possible. Paul said “maybe,” but that Republican and Democratic leadership would have to be willing to work together.

Paul in August suggested a compromise on Obamacare that would delay the entire law.

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