The former Speaker of the House, John Boehner, shocked some of the people at a healthcare conference in Florida on Thursday when telling them there will be no repeal and replacement of ObamaCare. In simple terms, Boehner said, “it’s not going to happen.”
Boehner believes Republicans will ultimately leave the Affordable Care Act in place and make small changes to the healthcare law.
According to Politico, Boehner explained that most of the existing framework of ObamaCare is not going away. He claims the ACA will be the baseline for whatever Republicans drum up as an alternative. One reason Boehner feels this way is because there is a lack of cohesiveness in the GOP when it comes to ObamaCare. “Republicans never ever agree on healthcare,” said Boehner.
Boehner’s comments come at a time when Republican lawmakers are seeing an uptick in people attending town hall meetings. Senator Tom Cotton recently faced an auditorium filled with frustrated Americans, many of them Democrats who are worried about losing their healthcare packages provided by ObamaCare, while others are calling for clarity about the future of Medicaid.
President Trump vowed during his campaign in 2016 that he would repeal and replace the law.
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