Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said the Affordable Care Act should not be repaired, because that would mean the insurance plan nicknamed Obamacare contains some viable parts.
"Repair by definition implies that there's something worth fixing," Jordan told Fox News on Friday. "I would argue that Obamacare is so bad you have got to get rid of every single bit of it – every tax, every regulation, every mandate.
". . . This thing was a complete disaster."
Voters were led to believe they could keep their own plans if they wanted to, but that proved to be "lies," Jordan said, adding lawmakers told voters they would repeal the act, so that's what they have to do.
"I don't think the voters would like us to go get rid of Obamacare, but it's not effective until 2019, 2020. It needs to take place this Congress," Jordan added.
"Market-oriented, family-oriented principles" are the key to successful replacement, Jordan said.
Jordan and North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows issued a press release Thursday that called on Republican lawmakers to bring a bill from 2016 to a vote. H.R. 3762 would repeal the Affordable Care Act through budget reconciliation, the press release said.
The bill already passed both houses of Congress and went to President Barack Obama early in 2016, the press release said.
"There's no reason we should put anything less on President Trump's desk than we put on President Obama's now that we know it will be signed into law," the release said.
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