CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) -
Midstate Congressman Lou Barletta hosted a town hall meeting Wednesday night at the Army War College in Carlisle.
At least 50 people showed up for the gathering, with the big topics being the situation in Syria and the potential repeal of Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act.
"I have voted 40 times to de-fund, dismantle and repeal Obamacare," said the Republican Barletta, drawing a loud applause from many people in the audience.
But Barletta says de-funding is not the way to go. He says there are too many parts of Obamacare that are mandated and will get funding even if the government is shut down.
"I'm not willing to risk veterans not getting paid and all of the things that will come with shutting the government down for something that won't accomplish what we're trying to accomplish," Barletta said.
Barletta said the best bet is what Congress did following the President's delaying of the employer mandate. They approved a delay of the individual mandate until January of 2015.
"The plan that we have delaying both the individual and business basically stops it," Barletta said.