Lindsey Graham makes it official: ACA repeal is still on the GOP agenda.
Not much else to add besides the obvious: Every Democratic 2020 candidate just had their campaign ads written for them.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said this week that Republicans would push to repeal ObamaCare if they win back the House and President Trump is reelected in 2020.
"If we can get the House back and keep our majority in the Senate, and President Trump wins reelection, I can promise you not only are we going to repeal ObamaCare, we're going to do it in a smart way where South Carolina will be the biggest winner," Graham said in an interview with a South Carolina radio station.
"We've got to remind people that we're not for ObamaCare."
As for "South Carolina will be the biggest winner", he's referring to this, his own "Graham-Cassidy" ACA replacement scheme:
Graham's repeal bill, introduced in 2017, would eliminate major sections of ObamaCare, including subsidies that help people buy insurance and the Medicaid expansion that covers low-income adults in 36 states and Washington, D.C.
The bill would essentially shift money from states like California that expanded Medicaid to states that didn't, like South Carolina. Such a move could force some states to cut health care services and reduce eligibility.
Oh, and of course:
Graham on Tuesday touted his bill, which would allow states to opt out of consumer protections, like those that prevent insurers from charging people with pre-existing conditions more for coverage.
Yeah, go ahead and run on that message, Lindsey. It worked so well last year.
Of course, that may all become moot if the GOP-brought, GOP-supported and GOP-heard #TexasFoldEm lawsuit (#TXvUS, #TexasvAzar) ends up resulting in the entire ACA being struck down anyway...