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February 13, 2016

Boehner to Obama: Now Keep Your Promise

Speaker John A. Boehner wants the president to keep his promise to let people keep their health plans if they like them, not just apologize for failing to do so.

“An apology is certainly in order, but what Americans want to hear is that the president is going to keep his promise,” the Ohio Republican said in a statement issued after Obama said he was sorry in an NBC interview with Chuck Todd on Thursday.

“That’s why the House will vote next week to allow anyone with a health care plan they like to keep it. If the president is sincerely sorry that he misled the American people, the very least he can do is support this bipartisan effort. Otherwise, this apology doesn’t amount to anything,” Boehner said.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., issued a similar statement earlier.

  • papal

    BY now Obama and Harry Reid realize they were rolled again. They could have avoided all this Obamacare fiasco and chose not to accept the repubs second offer and now find themselves painted into a corner. I’m sure it is going to cost them more than humility to get out.

  • Stephen Barlow

    Since it affects only 5-6% of Americans, the REPUBLICAN who shut down the Government and tried to extort the President with a default is now demanding the President wound 95% of Americans because a few are really poor shoppers?

    WHY isn’t he introducing legislation that punishes insurance companies for SCAMACARING citizens?

  • DrSquishy

    Even if the House passes this, this will not be brought up on the Senate. That train has left the station.

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