Rallies have been held in Washington D.C. and here in Texas in support of the push to defund the Affordable Care Act and the cries have grown louder as the enrollment date approaches.
Republican Congressman Roger Williams is among those in the Capitol Building working to defund the new program.
"Obamacare is a job destroyer," Williams said. “We do not need the federal government in healthcare.”
Williams argues healthcare will be less affordable if facilitated by the feds.
"I can tell you as a small business owner, my premiums in my small business have gone up 57 percent. I can't afford it,” he said.
But those who support the overhaul of the nation's healthcare system haven't sat back quietly.
Democratic Representative Lloyd Doggett says rather than politicize the issue, lawmakers should be working together to make the best of it.
"There are some short comings in this law and I'd like to see some changes in it, but I believe that as it is, it's so much better than what we've had in the past, and that's a high rate of uninsured,” Doggett said. “This will provide some opportunities Texans had never had before to get insured."
Some Republicans—with Senator Ted Cruz leading the charge—have gone as far as saying they'd be willing to see the government shutdown if it means Obamacare is defunded.
"It's causing people to lose their jobs. It's causing people to have their hours forcibly reduced. It's causing health insurance premiums to skyrocket. It's causing people to lose their health coverage," Cruz said.
Lawmakers have until Oct. 1 to agree on a budget.
Teaparty groups have come out against Republicans who don't support the movement to defund the program.