Health Care

Graham: ‘Time for a new approach’ on ObamaCare repeal

Greg Nash

With the news Monday night that two more GOP senators won’t support taking up a bill repealing and replacing ObamaCare, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said it’s “time for a new approach.”

“Getting money/power out of Washington & returning it to the states is the antidote to 1-SIZE FITS ALL approach embraced in Obamacare,” he tweeted, before touting his plan with Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) for an ObamaCare repeal and replace measure.

Graham rolled out the proposal with Cassidy late last week, which would shift the majority of federal funding and decision making on ObamaCare directly to the states. 

Graham’s tweets come after Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) late Monday said they will oppose the motion to proceed on the legislation, effectively stalling the bill in the upper chamber. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) over the weekend delayed an expected vote on the legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare while lawmakers waited for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to recover from surgery.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday touted the Republican collapse of its healthcare plan as “proof positive” that the legislation is “unworkable.”

Tags Chuck Schumer Jerry Moran John McCain Lindsey Graham Mike Lee Mitch McConnell

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