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Senator Lindsey Graham Delivers Unusual Warning About Trump For His GOP Colleagues

Republican lawmakers have stepped back up to the plate to offer up their latest incarnation of a bill to replace and repeal Obamacare, but not all members of the GOP are feeling too warm and fuzzy about it. Doing away with Obamacare was a signature tenet of President Donald Trump’s campaign platform, and it’s carried forward to become a focal point of his agenda. Unfortunately, a workable solution that appeals to everyone has been decidedly out of reach to date.

As Raw Story shares, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) recently appeared on MSNBC with host Garrett Haake, and the pair engaged in an interesting back and forth. Trump has proclaimed that the latest draft of the bill is ‘mean,’ and Haake wanted to know Graham’s thoughts on that.

“If the House bill was ‘mean’ according to the president, at 23 million, what’s the Senate bill?” Haake asked.

“Here’s what I would tell any senator - if you’re counting on the president to have your back, you need to watch it,” Graham replied.

That’s an incredibly curious statement out of Graham. While he has made no secret of his opposition to Trump on a number of fronts, he’s crossed the line into a somewhat personal attack here. That’s uncalled for, not to mention the fact that he answered the question with a non-answer. Mission accomplished on attracting some attention to himself, but an epic failure when it comes to offering up some actionable advice for the president and the GOP as a whole.

Perhaps that’s part of the problem with the GOP’s efforts to replace and repeal Obamacare. No one seems to have any idea what a solution that’s good for everyone looks like. While it’s clear that things need to change on the health insurance front, it appears as if band-aids are being applied when there’s a need for the wound to be dressed properly.

To boil the issue down to its simplest possible form, health insurance is way too expensive. Drilling down even further, the same applies to medical care in general, as well as pharmaceuticals. Doctors and hospitals are perfectly entitled to make a living, but why do they need to charge so much? Part of the reason is that the insurance that they have to pay themselves costs an egregious amount of money.

To bring that full circle, doctors and hospitals have to charge a lot to make sure their expenses are covered. The average American is charged an outrageous amount of money to make sure their health needs are covered. Who is making money in both of these instances? You guessed it - the insurance industry.

Of course, it’s not as simple as knocking down the entire insurance industry and starting over with a clean slate. Congress must work with the problem at hand, and that calls for working out a solution that works for everyone based on the situation at hand. Moving forward, it would be absolutely lovely for Congress to make reducing insurance, medical and pharmaceutical costs as a whole into something that is at least in the range of being affordable a priority.

Source: RawStory
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