As you plan your 2018 legislative agenda, we strongly recommend that you keep health care as a top priority.
We applaud your success in repealing one of the most despised parts of Obamacare—the individual mandate fines—but millions of Americans are still suffering under the many other provisions of the 2010 health overhaul that remain on the books.
Americans need relief, and we believe they will hold their representatives accountable at the polls this November.
The efforts you put into repealing and replacing Obamacare last year were heroic. But the challenges are great.
Millions of people now rely on Obamacare subsidies for their health coverage, and the law has introduced wave after wave of distortions into our health sector, making legislative change difficult, especially under the torturous reconciliation rules.
The legislation offered last fall by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., offered a new platform for reform that we believe can lead to success.
Rick Santorum and Patriot Voices PAC are pleased to endorse Seth Leibsohn for Arizona Congressional District 9, which is an open seat. Seth is a long-time friend and former staff member. You can get to know him from his books or his career in radio or his work in substance abuse prevention or in the think tank community. We urge you to check out more of his biography at his website: Seth4Congress.com.
"I first met Seth when he was working with Bill Bennett, Jack Kemp, and Jeane Kirkpatrick at their think tank, Empower America," said Rick Santorum. "We later worked together when I was the guest host of Bill Bennett’s radio show and I hired him to be my policy director for my run for President in 2012. I know Seth to not only be a highly articulate and intelligent conservative but delight in the idea he could now help flip a Democratic seat in Arizona to a Republican seat."
As Dennis Prager recently put it on his radio show,“Seth is the kind of conservative that has great appeal in a district that is not exactly liberal and not exactly conservative.” A man of great principle and conviction, who knows how to communicate our message and whose passions are our country and its children, we heartily endorse Seth and ask you to help his candidacy out any way you can. Again, you can learn more, and contribute to his campaign at Seth4Congress.com.
Georgians will be electing a new Lieutenant Governor in 2018. I am endorsing David Shafer.
David Shafer is the rare politician who talks like a conservative and then actually votes like one. He has a phenomenal conservative record in the Georgia State Senate. He wrote Georgia's zero based budgeting law and successfully amended the State Constitution to cap the income tax.
David Shafer is the only candidate for Lieutenant Governor to have been designated a Pro-Life Hero by Georgia Right To Life and rated A+ by the National Rifle Association.
David believes in the fundamental dignity of every human life. He understands the importance and dignity of work. He believes the purpose of government is to protect our God given rights. That is why Patriot Voices is joining me in this endorsement.
September 19, 20174:59 PM ET
The latest GOP effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is picking up steam in the Senate. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has been a key player promoting it, a decade after leaving office.
AILSA CHANG, HOST:
There's been a lot of unexpected news in Washington lately. That includes the fact that Republicans now appear to have a real chance at repealing the Affordable Care Act. That's in large part because of South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham. He's promoting a measure built around block grants. Those grants would get rid of a lot of federal mandates and instead turn money directly over to states.
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LINDSEY GRAHAM: So I believe that most Republicans like the idea of state-controlled health care - versus Washington, D.C.-controlled health care.
CHANG: Something else that's unexpected is a key figure who's behind this push. NPR's Scott Detrow explains.
SCOTT DETROW, BYLINE: Last week, Lindsey Graham walked up to a lectern to talk about health care and introduced several other Republican senators.
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GRAHAM: Bill Cassidy's going to walk you through the details. Rick Santorum's going to tell you how history's on our side. Ron Johnson's going to talk about numbers 'cause that what he does (laughter). And Dean Heller's going to tell you about why this is a good deal for Nevada and the country as a whole.