Speaker Boehner renews vow to try to repeal Obama health law

WASHINGTON Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:51am EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday renewed his vow to try to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare law after a divided Supreme Court key parts of it.

"Today's ruling underscores the urgency of repealing this harmful law in its entirety," Boehner said in a statement just minutes after the court released its ruling. Boehner's Republican-led House will likely vote to repeal the measure, but Obama's fellow Democrats in the Senate are certain to block it.

(Reporting By Donna Smith)

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ArcticLion wrote:
Boehner will waste effort and money to try to repeal this much-needed health plan. He can do it on his own time and dime. I do not want my tax money going into such a losing proposition. If he does not try it, I will send him a bottle of good bourbon.

Jun 28, 2012 11:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RoaringFish wrote:
Repeal it on what grounds? Because it doesn’t fit the ideology of a minority of knuckle-draggers?

Republicans are on a losing game here. They were wrong about it being a violation of the constitution, so they can’t use that as an excuse, and Obamacare is popular. If they get all arringant and “do as we say” they will allienate a lot of people. If they don’t, they will alinate their base of fringe-lunatics.

They gambled, lost, and will now pay the price.

Jun 28, 2012 11:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mrmouth wrote:
While they are busy pushing legislation on regulation of boxing. What a clown car the GOP has become…

Jun 28, 2012 11:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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