WASHINGTON, D.C. - After an attempt to repeal Obamacare failed in the U.S. Senate along a party-line vote of 47-51, U.S. Sen.. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading opponent of socialized medicine, joined U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Texas) in introducing S. 281, the Save our States Act. This new legislation would place a moratorium on any further implementation of the health care bill until a resolution in the pending lawsuits across the nation has been reached.

“Unfortunately, the U.S. Senate failed to join the U.S. House in repealing Obamacare,” said Inhofe. “As Democrats continue to ignore the wishes of the American people in repealing and replacing the unpopular takeover of our healthcare system, Congress must act to protect the Constitutional rights of both individuals and states.”

Inhofe continued, “Following the decision by Judge Vinson that ruled Obamacare unconstitutional, my republican colleagues and I introduced S. 281, the Save our States Act. This legislation will delay implementation of Obamacare until a final resolution is reached within the court system. With this, it will protect states and citizens from being forced to comply with a Federal law that has been rightly ruled unconstitutional.”