Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Is It Possible That Repelling Obamacare Could Be This Simple?

FAR BE IT FROM ME TO KNOW.  Still it's an appealing idea:  A simple two page bill, including two lines repealing Obamacare in the House as of the end of 2017.  Nothing about replace in it though I'm confident a number of replace bills would soon follow.

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-AL,  thinks is a great idea.  He, like me,  opposed the Ryan bill that was dubbed Obamacare-Lite as it attempted to be all things to all people and went down in flames miserably before it even came to a vote.  That bill never got to the fundamental issue of getting government out of the center of healthcare and putting it all back into the hands of individual patients and families.  Here's what the press release states:ble Care Act.
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, introduced the bill Friday.
A simple two-page document, an Alabama congressman has filed a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare.

Or, as it is stated in the bill, the Patient Protection and Afforda
"This Act may be cited as the 'Obamacare Repeal Act,'" the bill states.
And the bill uses just one sentence to do it.

"Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted," the bill states.
WOW. Too simple? Too Easy? Maybe or maybe now. It a bill I could get on board with.


Tregonsee said...

I like it as well. Unfortunately it is that simple technically, but not politically. "Weaponized Empathy" again.

I am wondering if Trump is letting the GOP stare into the abyss, and talking about dealing with the Democrats? Fingers crossed that ALL the Republicans will get together on a new, better bill rather than let that happen.

Webutante said...

We can only hope the Republicans will keep their promise to repeal Obamacare and not let the Donald make a bad deal for a deal's sake....I shudder to think.