My Amendment Prohibits Funding for Obamacare
by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham
I continued my efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, yesterday in the Senate Appropriations Committee. I offered an amendment that prohibited the IRS from using funds to implement the individual mandate, a key provision in Obamacare. It was defeated by a vote of 14 to 16.
Obamacare is a financial disaster for our nation. It raises costs, lowers the quality of care, and will result in health care rationing. Whether it’s an outright repeal, a state-based ‘opt-out’, delaying implementation of its major provisions, or this amendment to prohibit funding, I will continue to use every tool in the toolbox to repeal and replace Obamacare.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of Obamacare later this month.