In a “Speaker’s Minute” on the House floor on Thursday, Speaker John Boehner shared two of the hundreds of stories he’s heard from constituents in Ohio who are struggling under the president’s health care law. Boehner also urged President Obama to support the Keep Your Health Plan Act (H.R. 3350), which is up for a vote in the House this week. Here’s the transcript of his remarks:
“Mr. Speaker, I’ve heard from many of my constituents over the last couple weeks who are struggling mightily under the president’s health care law.
“Ed from Hamilton is one of them. He and his wife are...
WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after the president announced “administrative” changes to Obamacare.
“After finally acknowledging he repeatedly misled the American people to sell his health care law, the president is asking Americans to trust him again. The President has absolutely no credibility on his promise. True to form, it appears this is little more than a political response designed to shift blame rather than solve the problem. This problem cannot be papered over by another ream of Washington regulations. Americans losing...
FLASHBACK TO STRONGSVILLE, OH, MARCH 15, 2010
“So if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. I don't want to interfere with people’s relationships between them and their doctors.” (President Obama)
FLASH FORWARD TO TODAY
“The Obamacare problem is not just related to computers. There are reports of people getting cancellation notices from their current insurers … When they look for new policies, some consumers face steep premium hikes.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
“The number of people who signed up for health...
Upton: “More than twice as many folks in Michigan have received cancellation notices than have even chosen a plan on HealthCare.gov.”
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) responded to the Department of Health and Human Services’ release today of the health care law’s enrollment figures. The administration writes that “106,185 Americans have selected plans from the state and federal Marketplaces,” meaning that even fewer have completed the process, successfully purchasing and enrolling in health care plans. According to media reports,...
‘Obamacare’s problems run so deep and the broken promises are so pervasive that it is impossible to identify an ‘easy fix’. It truly ought to be repealed or delayed. But if the President is truly sorry for breaking his promise to the American people, there is a natural place to start: He could support legislation that would help restore these plans to folks who want them back.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the numerous broken promises of Obamacare:
“One of the favorite pastimes of...
WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after the Obama administration released Obamacare enrollment data for the month of October.
“These numbers underscore the urgent need for President Obama to allow people to keep the plans they have and like. The president says he is sorry but has taken no action to right his wrong. Millions of Americans are being told their health coverage is canceled at the same time that they are shut out of the government website. And even if they do manage to navigate the system, many are being rewarded with...
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
One Minute Speeches
H.R. 982 - Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Blake Farenthold / Judiciary Committee)
The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendment:
Rep. Steve Cohen Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Jerry Nadler Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee...
President Obama promised, “if you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan” – a lot. But by now, we all know that’s not only untrue, but that the Obama administration knew it when they peddled it.
Families and workers all across the country are getting cancellation notices (see our interactive state-by-state map), leaving many with fewer choices and higher premiums.
So how do we fix this problem? Former President Clinton has an idea:
"So I personally believe, even if it takes a change to the law, the president...
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WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to comments from former President Bill Clinton calling on President Obama to enact any changes to law necessary to allow Americans to keep the health care plans they like.
“I applaud President Clinton for joining the bipartisan call for President Obama to keep his promise to the American people. These comments signify a growing recognition that Americans were misled when they were promised that they could keep their coverage under President Obama’s health care law. The entire health...