WASHINGTON – Today at a press conference, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana), Dean Heller (R-Nevada), Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) unveiled legislation to reform health care.
Background on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) legislation: https://www.cassidy.senate.gov/read-about-graham-cassidy-heller-johnson
- GRAHAM: “If you believe repealing and replacing Obamacare is a good idea, this is your best and only chance to make it happen because everything else has failed… If you want a single-payer health care system, this is your worst nightmare.” https://youtu.be/K-0jJgN_Bx4?t=8m27s
- GRAHAM: “Our bill levels out an inequity in funding. It allows flexibility that Obamacare would never embrace. It gives patients a voice in health care [that] they’ll never have through a single-payer health care system.” https://youtu.be/K-0jJgN_Bx4?t=14m26s
- GRAHAM: “There is a lot of fight left in the Republican Party when it comes to repealing and replacing Obamacare. The reason I know that is I spent all of August [with South Carolina residents] talking about our failure [to repeal and replace Obamacare]. And nobody was very happy with the idea that the Republican Party – after seven years – promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, made an effort, failed and is apparently willing to quit.” https://youtu.be/K-0jJgN_Bx4?t=9m43s