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Boehner Vows to Euthanize Obamacare; Dem and White House Life Support Unplugged

Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 11:55 AM

By Dan Weil

On the one-year anniversary of the healthcare reform law, House Speaker John Boehner pledges to circumvent it, and a ballyhooed support group Democrats established for Obamacare has collapsed.

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Speaker John Boehner
House Republicans will do their part to fight it, Boehner said. "In short, we will do whatever we can to ensure Obamacare is never fully implemented," he said in a statement issued Wednesday, according to The Hill. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell echoed that call in a video of his own.

Republicans in the House will hold hearings and more votes "to take this law apart, step by step," Boehner said. "A fundamental promise was broken when this government takeover of health care was pushed through. That day, that week, the people said one thing, and their government did another.”

Meanwhile, the Health Information Campaign, which Democrats began in June with high hopes, is dissolving, Politico reports. The group, meant to support Obamacare, was created by Wal-Mart Watch founder Andrew Grossman. Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and Ted Kennedy's widow, Vicki, were supposed to lead the charge. And Grossman sought $125 million in funding over five years.

But nine months later, the group it pretty much toast. Its website hasn't been updated since Dec. 31. Its executive director and communications director have flown the coop. It is bereft of funds, and neither Daschle nor Dunn returned Politico’s calls to discuss it. Grossman wouldn’t speak about the campaign on the record.

In addition, the White House Office of Health Reform shut down this month. The office was intended to coordinate communication between pro-Obamacare groups.

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