Friday, April 30, 2010

Boehner Takes Credit For Popular Parts Of Health Care Reform


House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today was adamant that some of the more popular parts of health care reform that the Democrats have been touting were actually Republican ideas, despite repeatedly saying in the past that no Republican ideas had been incorporated into the plan.

Appearing on Morning Edition, Boehner first pointed out that he and the Republicans have, "over the course of the last 16 months, every time we've had to oppose our Democrat colleagues, we've offered what we thought was a better solution."

He continued: "I think that our common sense ideas to reform the health care system made a lot more sense than what was passed by the majority."

Boehner added that if he and the Republicans take back the House of Representatives in November, they will repeal health care reform:

I think that we need to repeal the health care law and replace it with common sense steps that will lower the cost of health insurance in America.

Inskeep asked Boehner if he would also repeal some of the more popular and immediate parts of the bill, like allowing kids under the age of 26 to stay on their parents' health care plans, or ending the insurance company practice of canceling coverage when someone gets sick...........................................

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