Sen. Lindsey Graham: It’s Not A Surprise That Rand Paul Is Pretty Much On An Island When It Comes To Federalism

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joined the Brian Kilmeade Show today to discuss the latest Obamacare replacement possibility, known as the Graham-Cassidy bill, which he and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) have proposed. The bill would do away with Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, subsidies for private insurance, eliminate the requirement that Americans have insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and payments to insurers to reduce out-of-pocket costs. With the deadline to pass this measure approaching in just a few days, Senators Graham and Cassidy, along with their GOP supporters, are doing everything they can to secure the minimum 50-vote threshold.

Sen. Graham responding to Sen. Rand Paul saying a yes vote to the Graham-Cassidy bill basically immortalizes Obamacare:

It's not a surprise that Rand Paul is pretty much on an island when it comes to federalism. So what we do is we take the money that would have been spent on Obamacare in Washington by bureaucrats. 40% of the money under Obamacare goes to four states: New York, California, Massachusetts, and Maryland. They're twenty percent of the population. We eliminate the employer mandate, the individual mandate. We pull them up by the roots, will eliminate the medical device tax, we take the other money and flow it back to the states that by 2026 every patient in every state will get the same contribution from the federal government. No more four states getting 40%... This is the most creative solution I've seen yet to repeal or replace Obamacare. It's called federalism.

Listen to the full interview below: