Monday afternoon Federal Judge Roger Vinson ruled in-favor of Florida and 25 other states that challenged the federal regulations, claiming a provision requiring citizens to purchase health insurance was unconstitutional. Congressman Steve Southerland called the ruling a victory.
"There are alot of people in our country with healthcare needs, and we have to address them. But we have to address those with a plan that honors that constitution and so I applaud the federal judges, judge vincent i believe, i applaud his decision today," say Southerland,
Other's at Southerland's town hall meeting Monday night, didn't feel the same way.
"I feel very sad because I think that this passes it is going to be on the road to dismantle the healthcare bill."
"I don't see the need of this denying poeple healthcare based on what some people should take place because they didn't do it. They didn't have the nerve to do it."
Southerland says he wants to see the bill repealed. But he also wants it replaced.
"There were things in that bill that need to be in a replacement bill moving forward, there must be a way to insure those with pre-existing conditions, but we also must address items like tort reform, and competition."
Southerland also discussed his views on 3 major upcoming votes: The 2012 federal budget, cutting that budget by 100-billion dollars, and maintaining the current debt ceiling.