Lindsey Graham, Ron Johnson, Rick Santorum Reveal Their Obamacare Block Grant Repeal Legislation

Breitbart | 9/14/2017 | Staff
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Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Ron Johnson (R-WI), as well as former Sen. Rick Santorum, revealed at a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday their Obamacare legislation–Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ)—to repeal and replace Obamacare through block grants.

The Republican senators urged President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, and their fellow Senate colleagues to take action on this legislation.

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The Graham-Cassidy bill will repeal Obamacare’s individual and employer mandate, Obamacare’s medical device tax, and deliver health care to the states so that local governments can design a more affordable alternative to the Affordable Care Act. GCHJ strengthens the ability for states to waive Obamacare regulation, such as community ratings and essential health benefits. The bill will also allow Americans to use their Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to purchase health insurance and pay for premiums, an idea first sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

“There are three choices: prop up Obamacare, Berniecare, and our bill,” charged Graham. “Bernie, this ends your dream of a single-payer healthcare system.”

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“This is the most important thing that I will ever do,” admitted Sen. Graham.

Sen. Cassidy argued that Democrats have not been willing to work with Republicans to make health insurance more affordable for Americans. Cassidy said, “Sen. Tim Kaine wished there would be a better process. I hope there is a hearing; however, there’s been no cooperation from Democrats on this.”

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Sen. Johnson argued that under Obamacare, premiums have spiked and that this bill remains the last chance for Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare. “This is our last chance,” said Sen. Johnson. “Wisconsin’s premiums doubled under Obamacare. In many cases, premiums have tripled.”

“Those men and women, the forgotten men, won’t be forgotten under GCHJ,” the Wisconsin Republican senator contended. “For my Republicans colleagues, this is our last shot. Perfect should never be the enemy...
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