Broun files legislation to repeal ‘Obamacare’

A Congressman from Georgia has filed legislation to repeal a controversial health care bill President Obama signed into law earlier this year.

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., says the health care law would be replaced it with “four commonsense solutions,” if his proposal is passed. However, the outlook for Broun’s bill (HR 5421) is likely bleak in a Democratic-controlled congress.

  • According to an op-ed Broun penned for The Hill and Red State, the bill would:
  • “Allow individuals to deduct 100 percent of their health care expenses, including insurance”
  • “Strengthen and expand new avenues for affordable health care for sick Americans through high-risk pools”
  • “Expand choice and competition by allowing consumers to shop for health insurance across state lines”
  • “Create association health plans, which would allow businesses, individuals and any entity to form pools that will increase availability and allow their sheer size to negotiate lower costs for their employees or members”

“Since President Obama signed the bill into law on March 23, Americans have seen what ‘change’ looks like, and it is not a healthy picture,” Broun said in a news release. “After much discussion with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, I have introduced a bill that repeals Obamacare and replaces it with four commonsense solutions that Democrats and Republicans can support.

“Rather than throw money at the problem, we need to implement reforms that truly lower costs without placing a financial burden on future generations,” he added.

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