Republicans begin crafting second Obamacare repeal attempt

On Tuesday, House Republicans began outlining the next steps to take following their failed attempt to repeal Obamacare.

In a closed-door meeting, GOP members began readying a second attempt to eradicate the currently controversial healthcare law. It has been reported that the meeting was meant to “heal the divisions” caused by party infighting that resulted in the legislation’s failure to pass last week.

“We are talking about how to get Obamacare repealed and replaced,” said Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia, who attended the meeting. Other attending lawmakers commented that they held “a good healthy discussion” about internal differences within the party and ideas on a replacement plan.

“There was a unified message that we need to find a solution because a lot of Americans will be hurt unless we repeal the law,” said Rep. Austin Scott, another Georgia Republican. “There is good, honest discussion going on … good dialogue.”

While an alternative ‘Plan B’ is still in the developmental stages, House Freedom Caucus Republican, Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama has proposed a different solution. Brooks wants to introduce a discharge petition to the House floor that, with 218 signatures, would simply repeal Obamacare, altogether.

“We will find out who is truly for [the] repeal of Obamacare and who is not,” Brooks said. “Those that sign … those are the ones that are for [the] repeal of Obamacare.”

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