House attempts to block Obama's veto of Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act
The purpose of the bill was to repeal the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare. The bill passed the House, before it was vetoed by the president.
"Folks want a fresh, forward-looking approach that embraces innovation, puts patients first and delivers on real health care solutions," Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (R-MI) said. "We need to be looking to ideas like the Patient CARE Act to make these ideas a reality."
Upton is the co-author of the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility and Empowerment (CARE) Act, which would abolish Obamacare and put in its place health care reforms he said will slash health care costs and give all Americans better access to quality medical care.
The act would also modernize Medicaid, reduce defensive medicine, stem frivolous health care-related litigation, require more transparency in health care-related costs for consumers and give small businesses and individuals more purchasing power in the health care marketplace, Upton said.