Governor Abbott Statement On Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

September 25, 2017 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill:

"With health care premiums skyrocketing and access to affordable insurance shrinking, it is irrefutable that Obamacare is broken, and must be repealed. The question is whether our health care system evolves into a Bernie Sanders style government-run single-payer health care system, or we empower states with the flexibility to craft patient-driven health care plans that meet the unique needs of their citizens. The Graham-Cassidy bill aspires to the goal of reducing the role of the federal government in health care decisions and giving states more flexibility to help their citizens make health care decisions better tailored to their unique needs. I trust Texans know better how to address their health care needs than bureaucrats in Washington."