“Obamacare” to be defunded next week


The House of Representatives passed a measure to defund the Affordable Healthcare Act Sept. 20, according to CNN.

This is a victory for the Republicans, who on 42 separate occasions in the House have tried to pass laws to defund and repeal “Obamacare,” according to CNN.

“The American people don’t want Obamacare,” said John Boenher, Speaker for the House. “The House has listened to the American people. Now it’s time for the United States Senate to listen to them as well.”

McKinzie La Pray, a freshman studying humanities, said last year her brother was diagnosed with lysis saracoma, and her family nearly went bankrt paying for her brother’s treatments.

“If it was not for Obamacare, I would not be here at BYU-Idaho,” La Pray said.

Llibby Daniel, a freshman studying humanities said as an employee at the BYU-Idaho Health Center, she saw many  people who could not afford healthcare, and people should not be denied healthcare just becuase they cannot afford it.

“I am for it … for everyone to have affordable healthcare and treatment,” Libby said.

According to the Washington Times, the 230-189 vote, split almost exactly along party lines, is the precursor to the big action next week, when the Democratic majority in the Senate is expected to stop the health care bill.