LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul says he has the ear of President-elect Donald Trump and a plan to improve the country's health care system.

"People have to remember before Obamacare, people weren't dying in the streets," Paul said.

Paul says before the Affordable Care Act, the country had a system where 85 to 90 percent of people had insurance. He says he wants to expand that, making sure everyone is covered.

"That is the goal. I want everyone to be insured, or the most people to be insured at the least amount of cost. The problem with Obamacare is it added mandates, which added to cost, which sort of detoured young healthy people from buying insurance. I want to do the opposite. I want to lower the cost for everybody so people will be able to buy insurance," Paul said.

Paul's approach would wipe clean Obamacare mandates, allowing people to get whatever insurance they want.

It would also promote using a health savings account.

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