Trump Budget Calls for Passage of Sen. Graham Legislation to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) welcomed the support of President Trump in calling for passage of Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson, a proposal that repeals the structure and architecture of Obamacare and replaces it with a block grant given annually to states to help individuals pay for health care.

The Trump budget proposal calls for GCHJ to be enacted “as soon as possible.”  It also states, “The president is committed to rescuing states, consumers and taxpayers form the failures of Obamacare, and supporting states as they transition to more sustainable healthcare programs that provide appropriate choices for their citizens.”

Graham-Cassidy removes the decisions from Washington and gives states significant latitude over how the dollars are used to best take care of the unique health care needs of the patients in each state.

Graham said:

“I’m glad to see there is no quit in President Trump when it comes to replacing Obamacare with the state-centered block grant known as Graham-Cassidy.

“I’m pleased President Trump is showing the same determination to repeal and replace Obamacare that President Obama did to pass it into law. 

“It is now time for Republicans – and some Democrats – to rally around Graham-Cassidy. 

“My goal is to get money and power out of Washington and give it back to patients and states for better health care outcomes.”