by SEAN MORAN
The new effort led by former Sen. Rick Santorum could revive the prospect of repealing and replacing Obamacare.
Breitbart News released an exclusive interview with Santorum on his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare by block granting the Affordable Care Act to the states, allowing local governments to create healthcare systems that work best for the local populations. Santorum’s plan, sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Dean Heller (R-NV), would also eliminate Obamacare’s individual and employer mandate.
Adam Slavitt, Obama Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) administrator, said that the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill remains “the most significant threat to repeal ACA. Trump is bullying the Senate to take it up.”
Sen. Rick Santorum told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that the Graham-Cassidy bill idea would “put a stake in the heart of single-payer health care.”
“Now that every state will have their own healthcare system, no way will the government be able to take it back,” Santorum added.
Santorum contends that if America were to pass this bill to block grant Obamacare to the states, it would prevent Democrats from trying to pass a national, single-payer healthcare scheme because California could keep Obamacare while more conservative states, such as Texas, could have a more free-market alternative. full story