LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- Senator Rand Paul and President Donald Trump missed each other in Louisville by just hours.

Senator Paul spoke to the St. Matthews Chamber of Commerce on the hotly debated topic of health care.

Paul highlighted the issues he sees with the President's repeal and replace proposal.

He says he thinks the most effective legislation would get rid of an individual marketplace which would foster competition ultimately lowering insurance rates and prices.

Senator Paul left immediately after the event to head back to Washington DC.

When asked why he wasn't sticking around for the President's visit he said he simply has to get back to work.

The House will vote on the proposed health care bill on Thursday.

Senator Paul said he hopes it does not pass and vows he'll continue to search for solutions with the consumer's best interest in mind.