House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) admitted on Thursday that repealing President Obama’s signature health reform law “isn’t the answer” because it’s too late to roll back all of the changes it’s had on the insurance industry over the past several years.
“Obamacare is the law of the land. It is there and it has driven all types of changes in our health care delivery system. You can’t recreate an insurance market overnight,” Boehner told a group of his constituents at a Rotary Club meeting in his home district.
Boehner suggested that House Republicans need to work to transition “back to a system that empowers patients and doctors to make choices that are good for their own health as opposed to doing what the government is dictating they should do,” but noted that will take some time.
Sometimes I think Boehner and The Idiot King have sleepovers and discuss talking points.
Repeal is not impossible, but it is difficult. One of the reasons that people on the more conservative side of things rail against establishment GOP legislators is because we are forever dealing with problems that came about because they are weak and either support, or get steamrolled by, these massive federal expansions. They capitulate and promise to fight another day but that day never ever comes.