Tags: boehner | obama | debt | obamacare

Boehner: Obamacare Must Be on Table During Budget Talks

Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 02:31 PM

By Newsmax Wires

President Barack Obama must show a willingness to cut back the healthcare reform law during budget negotiations, says House Speaker John Boehner.

“President Obama has won re-election, but his healthcare law is still driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire workers. As was the case before the election, Obamacare has to go,” Boehner writes in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

“The president’s health care law adds a massive, expensive, unworkable government program at a time when our national debt already exceeds the size of our country’s entire economy. We can’t afford it, and we can’t afford to leave it intact.”

Editor’s Note: New 'Obamacare Survival Guide' Reveals Dangers Ahead for Your Healthcare

That’s why Boehner already has made it clear that Obamacare must be part of the congressional-White House discussions on reducing government debt.

“Congress has a constitutional responsibility to conduct thorough oversight of the executive branch, and congressional oversight will play a critical role in repealing Obamacare going forward,” he writes.

With the Supreme Court mostly upholding Obamacare and the president winning re-election, that oversight and state actions are the only avenues left for repeal, Boehner says.

House committees can go after various elements of Obamacare, he says. And state governments can do their part by resisting government-run insurance exchanges.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Jeb Bush: Mitt Romney a 'Patriot'

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 13:46 PM

Mitt Romney's decision to opt out of running for the White House in 2016 is generating gracious reaction from other pote . . .

Hezbollah Leader 'Not Afraid' of War With Israel

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 10:07 AM

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one, and reser . . .

Battle Lines Being Drawn on Obama's $4 Trillion Budget

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 13:30 PM

On Monday, when President Obama officially presents the proposed budget he outlined in a speech to House Democrats gathe . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved