Graham: Obama could 'lose second term'

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamProgressive support builds for expanding lower courts McConnell backs Garland for attorney general Senate GOP campaign chief talks strategy with Trump MORE (R-S.C.) predicted President Obama is going to lose control of his final three years in office if he does not get the healthcare law under control.


Graham said the millions of cancellation notices going out to people who buy insurance on the individual market could cause a rebellion in the Democratic conference if Obama does not level with the public.

“All I can say is that if this doesn't turn around pretty quickly, President Obama is going to lose his second term,” Graham said Wednesday night on Fox News. “Democrats are going to bail out in droves before next election. And his signature issue is going up in flames if he doesn't fix this.”

More than three million people who buy insurance on the individual market have received cancellation notices for existing plans. The individual market accounts for about 5 percent of people buying insurance.

The administration has said those people would have additional options on the newly created exchanges, likely with better benefits. Hiccups in the main website to purchase those plans have delayed many from signing up.

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a similar argument over the weekend, saying the healthcare law is “rotting” Obama’s second term away.

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