Monday, September 21, 2009

House Minority Leader John Boehner: Democrat's Health Care Plan is Dead

Yesterday, House Minority Leader John Boehner declared Obamacare dead on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Boehner said, "the Congress will not pass this—it’s really time for the president to hit the reset button." Boehner was asked by Gregory, “So you think the plan is dead?” He replied, “I think it is.”

CNS News reported:
( - House Minority Leader John Boehner (R.-Ohio) said today that the health-care plan that President Barack Obama is pushing in Congress is now dead and will not pass....

“So you think the plan is dead?” asked Gregory.

“I think it is,” said Boehner.

The excerpted comment starts at the 9:00 mark.

From the video:
“We’ve outlined a number of ideas to make the current system better. Why not allow small employers to group together through national associations so they can buy health insurance for their employees like big companies and unions can today? Why not allow the American people to buy health care plans across state lines? Why not get serious about medical malpractice reform and more importantly the defensive medicine that doctors practice because we haven't reformed our tort system? There are ideas I outlined some of these ideas in a letter to the President back in may, asked to sit down with him and his Administration, and we got a nice polite letter back that says thank you for your ideas, we'll see you at the end. I’ve not been to the White House since late April, early may. There’s been no bipartisan conversation on Capitol Hill about health care, at some point when these big-government plans fail, and they will, the Congress will not pass this, it's really time for the President to hit the reset button and stop all of this and sit down and start over in a bipartisan way to build a plan that Americans will support.”

1 comment:

Diogenes said...

And, if John Boehner had any power within the House, we'd be concerned. But he doesn't. Aren't we're not.