Boehner on ObamaCare: 'I Don't Think There Is a Way to Fix It'

November 13, 2013 - 12:32 PM

Rep.  John Boehner

Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

(CNSNews.com) - When it comes to ObamaCare, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) says, “frankly, I don’t think there’s a way to fix it.”

During a press conference Wednesday to promote the Keep Your Health Plan Act, Boehner was asked he was aiming to fix ObamaCare, or if he had something else in mind.

“When you look at ObamaCare, frankly, I don’t think there is a way to fix it,” Boehner said.

“There’s a way to help people along the way when we encounter problems, but when you look at the government taking control of our entire health care insurance market and for that matter the delivery market -- I don’t think this is ever going to work and (it's) certainly unaffordable.”

Republican House leaders are promoting the Keep Your Health Plan Act proposed by Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) that would give insurance companies the option of continuing to offer healthcare plans that are no longer acceptable under the current ObamaCare regulations, for an additional year.

The bill is expected to come to a vote in the House before the end of the week.

Boehner has often said the long-term goal of the GOP is to repeal ObamaCare, even though the Speaker, along with the GOP leadership, voted to keep funding the health care law in a continuing resolution bill on Oct 16. The vote to continue funding ended the government shutdown.