“The language in a bill that would truly repeal the Affordable Care Act is simple and straight-forward,” Brase said. “Not only did the ill-fated American Health Care Act fail to repeal Obamacare, it didn’t even replace it. The Affordable Care Act consists of 2,700 pages along with 40,000 pages of regulations, memos and guidance documents. Even so, very simple language could repeal it all. Bills with this simple repeal language are already in existence and deserve to be considered or revisited.”
Brase said lawmakers must take a serious look at the two-page bill from Congressman Mo Brooks (R.-Ala.). H.R. 1718, the “Obamacare Repeal Act,” uses a single sentence to fully repeal this damaging health care law. “Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted,” the bill states, according to AL.com.
CCHF is urging lawmakers who are interested in returning real health freedom to Americans to look at Brooks’ proposed measure, along with the repeal language in two past bills that hit the nail on the head when it comes to simplicity.