Remember when Sean Spicer contrasted the size of the failed Republican health care bill with the massive law known as Obamacare? Well just wait until you hear what Alabama Representative Mo Brooks just proposed to the House of Representatives: Brooks filed a simple one-line bill to repeal Obama’s famed health care law.
That’ right…it’s just a one-line bill. Here it is: “Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.”
Brooks is a member of the House Freedom Caucus, and he told his constituents last week that he would be voting “no” on the Republican repeal and replace bill offered by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. In a radio interview with Sirius XM host Alex Marlow, Brooks said that the speaker’s bill was “a horrible replacement bill.” He went on to say that the bill was “the largest Republican welfare program in the history of the Republican Party.” Brooks referred to Ryan’s bill as “Obamacare 2.0.”
Representative Brooks challenged the American people that his bill was their last and best chance during the 115th Congress. “At a minimum, the discharge petition will, like the sun burning away the fog, show American voters who really want to repeal Obamacare and who merely act that way during election time,” Brooks said. He also challenged his fellow representatives to sign his bill if they are serious about repealing Obamacare.
What do you think about the one-line bill from Mo Brooks? Is it even possible to pass such a simple option? Should he have voted for the failed repeal and replace bill, or should he have stuck to his guns with the rest of The Freedom Caucus? We would love to see your comments.