Government
10:09 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Boehner says 'this harmful law' must be repealed

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says the Supreme Court ruling upholding the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul shows the need to repeal the law.

“The president’s healthcare law is hurting our economy by driving up health costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire," he said. "Today’s ruling underscores the urgency of repealing this harmful law in its entirety.

"What Americans want is a common-sense, step-by-step approach to healthcare reform that will protect Americans’ access to the care they need, from the doctor they choose, at a lower cost.

"Republicans stand ready to work with a president who will listen to the people and will not repeat the mistakes that gave our country Obamacare.”