Tea Party Express Endorses Graham-Cassidy Plan to Repeal Obamacare

Sacramento, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of the bill to scale back and repeal parts of Obamacare introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA).

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “Obamacare is an onerous federal government intrusion into Americans’ healthcare decisions. Neither the promise of being ‘affordable” nor the promise that you can keep your doctor have been kept. This massive new federal involvement in healthcare with all its taxes and mandates is a colossal failure.

“The Founding Fathers created a federal system in which decisions regarding matters such as healthcare are primarily left to the states and the free market, not to the federal government. The Graham-Cassidy bill gets the federal government out of the way and empowers states to design their own healthcare systems. By ending the individual and employer mandates and increasing contributions to health savings accounts, Americans will once again be free to decide what health coverage works best for them rather than allowing bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. to make decisions for them.

“Ronald Reagan understood the importance of achieving incremental victories and continuing to come back for more. While the Graham-Cassidy bill is far from the complete solution to the healthcare mess created by Obamacare, it is certainly a step in the right direction. It is just the first step in ultimately bringing the national nightmare of Obamacare to an end,” Russo concluded.