After the American Health Care Act was pulled from the House floor just before it went up for a vote last week, Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks submitted his own version of a repeal and replace bill — a simple, one-sentence measure that gets straight to the point.
“Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted,” the bill stated.
Short and sweet.
Brooks, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, said in a statement that if the American people want to repeal Obamacare during the 115th Congress, his bill was their last chance, according to AL.com.
Before the AHCA was pulled from a House vote on Friday, the Republican congressman told Breitbart News that the bill was a “horrible” replacement for Obamacare, calling it “Obamacare Lite.”
Brooks also said that one of the reasons why he thought the bill was so bad was because it was the “largest Republican welfare program in the history of the Republican Party” that encouraged more and more Americans to “live off the hard work of others.”
Another reason he opposed the AHCA bill was because he said it did nothing to help Americans who are currently struggling with health care costs.
Unfortunately, Brooks’ bill was not voted on. However, it serves as a symbol of hope for Republicans not to give up fighting for a repeal for the disastrous Affordable Care Act, which will explode in a few years if left to its own devices. Even progressives know it’s a bad plan that cannot sustain itself.
The AHCA might be dead, but the fight to repeal Obamacare doesn’t have to end.
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