“Effective as of December 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.”
That was easy!
Brooks challenged his fellow lawmakers in Washington to sign the discharge petition that would bring the bill out of committee, where it otherwise could be left to die. Brooks’ bill has no co-sponsors at this point.
“If the American people want to repeal Obamacare, this is their last, best chance during the 115th Congress,” Brooks said. “Those Congressmen 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 bill, H.R. 1718 was assigned to 8 different committees, meaning without a successful effort on the discharge petition, the bill won’t likely make it to the House floor.
But at a bare minimum, the effort shows how simple repeal really could be.
There are numerous other bills already introduced to replace ObamaCare, such as the ObamaCare Replacement Act (H.R. 1072/S. 222) introduced by Rep. Mark Sanford and Sen. Rand Paul.
The reality is, repeal and replace don’t need to be combined in one bill as Paul Ryan tried to do.
A free-market oriented replacement bill could be brought up and passed on the same day as repeal.
I want a clear insurance across state borders, how low income people, Medicare etc from freedom far right & comparmize before we have a stalemate. I am conservative but also compassionate for poor. Jobs & stricter welfare regs etc are required