Sen. Graham on ObamaCare: 'Worst Is Yet to Come'
Republicans are campaigning hard against ObamaCare in a bid to take control of the Senate during the 2014 midterm elections.
Political analysts criticize the GOP strategy of simply repealing the law, saying there needs to be a plan to replace it.
Jenna Lee spoke to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) today on Happening Now. The senator believes ObamaCare needs to be repealed and replaced.
He said it’s possible to reform health care without destroying the economy.
Lee pressed Graham on what the GOP plan includes. He said it starts with people not being denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions and allowing people to buy insurance across state lines.
Some Democrats have proposed those ideas as fixes to ObamaCare, but Sen. Graham said the problem is that they want to leave ObamaCare in place.
“When the employer mandate hits, companies all over this country are going to drop coverage on their employees. It’ll be cheaper to pay the fine than it will be to cover the employees,” he said.
Sen. Graham is confident Republicans will retake the Senate because Americans do not trust the Obama administration. He agreed with his colleague Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) who said the administration has “cooked the books” on ObamaCare numbers.
“If I were the leader of the House, I would have an ObamaCare hearing almost every other day to find out what’s in these numbers,” he said.
Watch the full interview above.