The first vote to repeal and replace Obamacare could come next month. But one Illinois Congressman says it won’t be the last vote. Repealing and replacing Obamacare is not like flipping a light switch. Congressman Darin LaHood tells the Illinois Radio Network that the House will vote next month to start the process to end the national health care law. But it will take some time to step away from Obamacare.
One of the issues that will take time to fix is how to deal with states, like Illinois, that are dependent on Obamacare’s Medicaid money. LaHood says states that didn’t expand Medicaid shouldn’t be punished by waiting for a fix for states that did. Before being elected to congress, LaHood served as a state senator—representing Mercer County.