CLEMSON, S.C. – U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham told a rowdy town hall in South Carolina that health care is going to change in the United States. Just don’t ask him for details.

“Can I let you in on a little secret? I don’t know what the GOP plan is,” the Republican Graham told the roughly 1,000 people who packed a theatre at Clemson University on Saturday.

He is still vehemently against a single-payer, government-run health care program – saying it costs too much and doesn’t provide choices. Instead he would like states to be able to choose whether to keep President Obama’s health care plan but with tax breaks to encourage health savings accounts.

Many of Graham’s proposals were met by jeers.

“I didn’t know there were this many liberals in South Carolina,” Graham joked.

But Graham briefly won them back by promising to push for the health care debate to be held publicly. He said he was bothered that Republicans seemed to be making the same mistake Obama made: of coming up with a plan and trying to pass it quickly with as little discussion as possible.

Graham said he used the Affordable Care Act to get his health insurance in South Carolina shortly after it passed, and his deductible rose from $750 to $6,250 and his premiums quadrupled. “That’s not health care. That is a redistribution of income,” Graham said.