Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala has proposed a bill that would repeal Obamacare in just one sentence, he says. He just needs his fellow republicans to vote it out of committee and help it become a law.
Brooks is a part of the freedom caucus and was one of the republicans last week that stood against Obamacare.
“Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted,” the bill reads.
Brooks swears that with this one line it will help repeal the unpopular parts of Obamacare that are not serving the citizens.
The Daily Mail reports:
An Alabama congressman, who is part of the right-wing coalition who derailed President Trump’s healthcare bill last week, has offered a simple way to remedy the Obamacare problem.
Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., introduced a two-page bill Friday – the same day the Obamacare repeal and replace bill collapsed – that would repeal Obamacare with a single sentence.
‘Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted,’ the bill reads.
The Brooks bill would kill off the Affordable Care Act and another bill signed by President Obama, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, according to AL.com.
‘If the American people want to repeal Obamacare, this is their last, best chance during the 115th Congress,’ Brooks said. ‘Those congressman who are sincere about repealing Obamacare may prove it by signing the discharge petition.’
‘At a minimum, the discharge petition will, like the sun burning away the fog, show American voters who really wants to repeal Obamacare and who merely acts that way during election time,’ the Alabama Republican continued.
Brooks’ bill, however, does nothing to reorient the pre-existing lines drawn in the sand, which caused the GOP House bill to crash and burn last week.