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Mo Brooks reacts to Obama healthcare apology

Brooks expects the Keep Your Health Plan bill to go to a house vote within the next couple of weeks. Brooks expects the Keep Your Health Plan bill to go to a house vote within the next couple of weeks.
LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks reacted Thursday to the apology President Barack Obama made Wednesday for the Americans who have lost their insurance since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Brooks said he is glad the president is admitting to what he called a "misrepresentation" of the facts, and added the way to fix healthcare is to get rid of Obamacare.

Brooks has cosponsored the Keep Your Health Plan Act to guarantee that those enrolled in a health plan as of January 1, 2013 can remain enrolled in that plan regardless of mandates set by the Affordable Care Act. Before an event honoring veterans at Athens High School, Brooks contended the president knew millions would be dropped from the existing healthcare plans, yet continued to make false promises that their coverage would be continued. The congressman said if the president is truly sorry, he will agree to repeal the Affordable Care Act and start over from scratch with Republican input. He said if it is not repealed, the worst is yet to come.

"I think it's good the president is admitting now that he misrepresented to the American people that they were going to be able to keep their insurance when, quite frankly, they are not. Not only now, but next year when people start losing their insurance from their employers. And that's going to be a bigger problem," Brooks said.

He said he expects the Keep Your Health Plan bill to go to a house vote within the next couple of weeks. If it is passed by the Republican controlled house, it would still have to pass through the Democrat led senate.

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