WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) continued his efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, yesterday in the Senate Appropriations Committee. Graham’s amendment prohibited the IRS from using funds to implement the individual mandate, a key provision in Obamacare. The Graham Amendment 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.