The PJ Tatler

New Front: Senators introduce bill for states to 'opt-out' of Obamacare

Russian President Vladimir Putin at a state council meeting on May 4, 2017. (Ramil Sitdikov/Sputnik via AP)

The next shoe drops on ObamaCare. Yesterday twenty-six states won a decisive legal victory with U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson’s rejection of the constitutionality of ObamaCare.  Today two leading U.S. senators introduced legislation to allow each state to “opt-out” of ObamaCare’s major provisions.

In a press conference, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) introduced S.244 (The State Health Care Choice Act) that would eliminate the individual and employer mandates of the unpopular health care law.  It also would end the forced expansion of state Medicaid programs.

“Yesterday, Judge Vinson ruled that the Obama health care bill was unconstitutional,” said Barasso. “This is the second dagger into the heart of ObamaCare.”

“We’re opening up a third front in the challenges against Obama health care,” said Graham. If the bill passed, “it would be easier for me to imagine more than half the states opting out of Obamacare. The bill would fall.”