Jul 26 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement after voting for the Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) amendment to repeal Obamacare. The amendment stipulates that Obamacare be dismantled and gives Congress two years to present a replacement package. The vote failed 45-55.
“Today I voted to repeal Obamacare – with a replacement to come at a date certain.
“As for a replacement, the solution I support is very simple – send the money back to the states and give them the power to spend on health care as they see fit to meet the needs of their states. Instead of having a one-size-fits-all solution from Washington, we should return dollars back to the states to address each individual state’s health care needs. Just like no two patients are the same, no two states’ health care needs are the same.
“One of the biggest benefits of this approach is it will end the drive toward a national single payer health care system by taking money and power out of Washington and returning it to the people. If an individual state wants to set up a single payer system they are free to do so under this solution, but they can't drag the rest of the states with them.”