SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - After a grueling 27-hour debate that lasted through the night, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the Obamacare repeal bill Thursday afternoon.
Georgia Congressman Buddy Carter was a part of that. He spoke with WTOC right after the vote.
He said he is keeping Georgia's best interests at heart. Saying, as they begin to unwind the Medicaid expansion program, he doesn't want Georgia to get less federal money because it is a state that did not participate in the Medicaid expansion.
In fact, he claims the new plan will benefit Georgia.
"We wanted to make sure that non-expansion states like Georgia were treated fairly. So, we had a three-program approach with that and Georgia is going to get almost $900 million," said Rep. Carter.
Many against the bill believe it will leave a lot of Americans without health insurance and they are fighting hard against it.
This is just the first phase of the repeal. It still has a long way to go before it could become law.