Terence P. Jeffrey
Sept 13, 2010
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R.-Ohio), who likely would become speaker of the House if the Republicans take back control of the House of Representatives in the November elections, said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he wants to repeal the health-care law that President Barack Obama signed in March and replace it with less intrusive health-care reforms proposed by the Republican Party because he believes Obamacare will ruin the nation’s health care system while bankrupting the country.
In a Gallup poll released one month ago that measured how Americans approve of Obama’s performance on specific issues, 57 percent said they “disapprove” of the way Obama is handling the health-care issue. That poll was conducted Aug. 5-8, more than four months after Obama and a Democratically controlled Congress enacted a landmark health-care reform law that mandates that all Americans must have a health-insurance policy that meets certain criteria set by the government.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, this legislation marks the first time in the history of the United States that the federal government has required individuals to purchase any good or service. Boehner’s remarks on CBS’s “Face the Nation” may serve to sharpen the focus of the November election as a referendum on whether Obamacare will be fully implemented.
This article was posted: Monday, September 13, 2010 at 3:17 am