Columbia, S.C. — Today, Jaime Harrison, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, whacked Sen. Lindsey Graham for voting to overturn key protections for people living with pre-existing conditions granted to them by the Affordable Care Act.
“Lindsey Graham votes yet again to take away the rights that millions of South Carolinians have to quality healthcare,” Harrison said. “Lindsey has gone Washington, and he has forgotten that his job is to work for the best interests of the people of South Carolina. His votes hurt South Carolinians by keeping the cost of health insurance premiums and prescription drug prices high. Sadly, this is yet another Lindsey effort to desperately build his power in Washington to the detriment of his constituents. As Senator, I will always fight for South Carolina and will support legislation that protects people with pre-existing conditions and keep healthcare accessible and affordable.”
There are almost one million people in South Carolina living with pre-existing conditions. Sen. Graham has voted at least 20 times to restrict healthcare protections for South Carolinians statewide. Today’s Senate vote comes after a federal court’s decision to rule soon on the Trump Administration’s lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act.