Oct 19 2017

Graham And Cassidy Issue Statement On Alexander Murray Health Care Deal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) today released this statement on the short-term health care stabilization deal brokered by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Washington).

“Senators Alexander and Murray have worked hard to bring all sides to the table and we appreciate their efforts.  We believe we need a package which stabilizes the market in the short-term and lays the groundwork for a long-term solution like Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson.

“However, we recognize this short-term stabilization will not pass unless concerns of the House are addressed. 

“We are working with Senator Johnson and House members to include more flexibility provisions like the ones found in our legislation, Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson.

“Without a stabilization package, the market will collapse and advance premium tax credits will spike.  This would increase the costs to the American taxpayer.”