The senator leading Supreme Court confirmation hearings Tuesday launched into revisionist history on “Obamacare,” implying it was designed to help Democratic states like California, New York and Massachusetts while doling out less to states like his, South Carolina.
In doing so, Sen. Lindsey Graham skipped over the fact that health insurance costs more in states like New York, and that South Carolina is among 12 conservative states that have not adopted the law’s Medicaid expansion, a big source of federal subsidies.
A look at the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman’s remark during questioning of nominee Amy Coney Barrett:
GRAHAM: “Under the Affordable Care Act, three states get 35% of the money, folks. Can you name them? I’ll help