WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he is willing to work with Democrats and Republicans to improve his new health care law but warned lawmakers shouldn't "go backward" and repeal the measure.
In a statement, Obama says Americans deserve the freedom and security of knowing insurance companies can't deny, cap or drop their coverage when they need it most.
The House on Wednesday is expected to vote on repealing the health care overhaul. Democrats still have a majority in the Senate and have promised to block the effort.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs on Tuesday has dismissed the vote, saying it's not "a serious legislative effort." While Obama would likely veto the measure if it got as far as the White House, Gibbs says he doesn't think it's going anywhere.