Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released a statement following the passage of the motion to proceed to debate on the repeal and replace of Obamacare in the United States Senate.
“Nothing changes until the first step is taken. This is the first step. There will be many others. But we must replace Obamacare with something which fulfills President Trump’s campaign pledges to maintain coverage, protect those with preexisting conditions, and lower premiums without mandates. Power needs to be returned to the patients and states,” said Dr. Cassidy.
Cassidy, along with US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), announced a proposed amendment that would return to the conservative principal of federalism by granting funds to states and giving them the flexibility to design their own systems to take care of the unique needs of patients in their state.
To read more about the Graham-Cassidy amendment, click here.