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Tags: Healthcare Reform | john boehner | house | gop | obamacare | alternative

Boehner: House Set to Fix 'Fundamentally Broken' Obamacare

Boehner: House Set to Fix 'Fundamentally Broken' Obamacare
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By    |   Tuesday, 16 June 2015 01:23 PM

Obamacare is "fundamentally broken" and Republicans will take steps to find a more cost effective, higher quality solution, said House Speaker John Boehner.

"We're moving forward on legislation to bring reform and innovation to our health care system. Obamacare is fundamentally broken. Americans can't afford it, and so the House is going to take action this week on solutions that will lower costs and expand access to quality health care," Boehner said in a statement Tuesday.

A number of committees have been involved in working on different proposals.

Boehner has made other hard-hitting comments about Obamacare of late. Last week he slammed the president for saying that Obamacare has exceeded expectations.

"#POTUS this week said #ObamaCare has 'worked out better' than expected. Not so fast: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102695851," he said in a Twitter post.

The article he cited from CNBC highlighted new research from the Kaiser Family Foundation indicating that nearly half of all people with individual health insurance plans this year said it's "very" or "somewhat" difficult for them to afford their monthly premiums.

The House voted in February to repeal Obamacare, which is the fourth time House Republicans have tried to repeal the healthcare law.

But before the February vote, the White House doubled down on its promise that President Barack Obama will veto any attempts by the Republican-led Congress to repeal Obamacare.

In the Senate earlier this year, Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a the Obamacare Repeal Act calling the measure "pro-growth, pro-jobs, and pro-liberty."

Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers have said that they are also working on proposals in the event that the Supreme Court rules in favor of King v. Burwell, which would scrap subsidies for those who have purchased health insurance through the federal government.

Congressional Republican leaders said this week that they have a fallback plan ready to go if the Supreme Court cripples the core component of Obamacare this month. But the details of the plan are being kept secret, according to Bloomberg News.

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