UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am
With a vote of 245 to 189, House lawmakers overturned an Act that President Barack Obama signed into law, about a year ago.The office of Congressman Bill Flores, calls this health care act, "unconstitutional, job-killing, and budget busting."
Congressman Flores says the Republicans came into the meeting with a specific agenda. They want to focus on improving the economy and balancing the budget. Flores says if this law is put to rest, that would take care of "some of the job-killing attributes of the Legislation. It also helps reduce the impact of the federal budget that the Legislation was going to have, and it reduces the level of uncertainty that employers were facing."
But some people think the law makes health care more affordable, and holds insurers more accountable. Kelly McDonald, with Organizing for America, says she hopes that Congress will do what's best for the people. She says, "I hope that congress will get back to the business of taking care of the American people, and they will stop grand standing. Americans are looking for results, we're not looking for entertainment."
As of now, Republicans want to end the mandate to have insurance, and want insurance companies to stop discriminating. However, their bill would have to be passed by the Senate, which has a Democrat majority.