Jan 26 2011
Meghan Hughes (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today co-sponsored legislation introduced by his colleague Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) to fully repeal Obamacare. Thirty-six Senators have already signed on as cosponsors of the legislation.
“I appreciate Jim’s hard work on this issue,” said Graham. “Obamacare is a financial disaster for our nation. It raises costs, lowers the quality of care, shifts a new unfunded mandate onto the states, and will result in health care rationing. We are committed to repealing Obamacare.”
Graham noted that next week he will introduce, along with Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), a different approach to repealing Obamacare. States like South Carolina would be allowed to ‘Opt-Out’ of the major provisions of Obamacare – the individual mandate, business mandate, and expansion of Medicaid.
“Whether it’s an outright repeal, a state-based ‘opt-out’, delaying implementation of its major provisions, or withholding funding, we will use every tool in the toolbox to repeal and replace Obamacare,” concluded Graham.