The Affordable Care Act was the subject of a hot button Supreme Court case last year. It was a dominant issue in both the 2010 and 2012 elections. House Republicans have voted more than 40 times to repeal the law. But as Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) sees it, there hasn't been a robust debate over the law since it passed Congress in 2010.
During an appearance Tuesday on CNN's "New Day," Paul credited Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) recent 21-hour talkathon for initiating what he said was an overdue discussion about the law.
"You know, I think it was helpful to talk more about it," Paul said. "We haven't had a big debate about Obamacare really since it passed in Congress. And so I think it was helpful to have the debate."