Sen. Rand Paul said President Donald Trump spoke to him over phone on Monday and told the president that he has the authority to use executive action to allow organizations to negotiate for more affordable health care plans, 100% Fed Up reports.
The Republican senator from Kentucky told reporters that President Trump is looking into the possibility of issuing an executive order to tackle the rising costs of health care in the country.
Last week, the Senate Republicans failed to advance the legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Three GOP senators, including Arizona Sen. John McCain, voted alongside the Democrats to help defeat the measure in a 51-49 vote.
The conservative lawmaker has long advocated allowing organizations of individuals and small businesses to create larger groups to negotiate with health insurance firms for lower rates.
Over the weekend, President Trump threatened to end subsidies for insurance companies if Congress does not pass a healthcare reform bill.