Speaker Paul Ryan’s attempt to overhaul the American health care system might have failed spectacularly, but that doesn’t mean that the Republican Party is ready to give up. House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) has introduced a succinct bill that would get rid of former President Barack Obama’s failed system once and for all.
Titled the “Obamacare Repeal Act,” the two-page document aims to do away with the reviled Obama-era legislation that only succeeded in raising insurance premiums and deductibles to levels unattainable to the average American.
“Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [Obamacare] is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if Such Act had not been enacted,” Brooks’ bill states.
One sentence and it’s all undone. Beautiful.
Brooks announced last week that he would not support RyanCare and would instead offer his own surgical strike against Obamacare.
“If the American people want to repeal Obamacare, this is their last, best chance during the 115th Congress,” he explained in a statement, encouraging his fellow lawmakers to sign a discharge petition that would take the bill out of committee.
“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,” Brooks concluded.
Earlier this year, Brooks pledged his support the Trump administration by promising to investigate voter fraud in his district.
“What can we do to help you, the White House, the president – first have a requirement that only American citizens can vote in federal elections, and second that only those person who are registered to vote are the ones who actually vote one lection day,” Brooks said during a private January meeting between Vice President Mike Pence and congressional Republicans.