Earlier this week, John Boehner seemed to hint that if Obamacare were struck down in part by the Supreme Court, the House would seek to leave some of its less controversial provisions in place. Yesterday, he made clear that he did not hold that position. According to The Hill:
“We voted to fully repeal the president’s healthcare law as one of our first acts as a new House majority, and our plan remains to repeal the law in its entirety,” Boehner said to reporters. “Anything short of that is unacceptable….”
Conservatives are lobbying their colleagues to avoid the temptation of leaving popular elements in place. Boehner made clear on Thursday that he’s committed to full repeal.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) also urged Republicans to abandon even the most popular elements of the healthcare law as they prepare for the Supreme Court’s decision.
“I’m a little concerned that there might be some people in the House that would repeal what they might call the most egregious aspects of ObamaCare, [but] leave some of those aspects that seem to have some support,” King said on C-SPAN Thursday morning. “My position is very strong — I will fight that. I want all of it pulled out by the roots.”
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