Price Bucks Boehner on Healthcare

National Journal

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, continues to receive pushback from fellow Republicans over his efforts toward conciliation with Democrats after their election victory.

Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., speaking on Fox News Sunday, said he disagreed with Boehner’s suggestion that President Obama’s reelection would end GOP efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Price said “no” when asked if he agreed with Boehner.

“I can tell you, as a physician, we're not opposed to the president's health care law because of this election. We're opposed because it's bad policy and it's bad for patients all across this land,” Price said.

Boehner recently said "the election changes that" when asked if he will continue efforts to repeal the law. “Obamacare is the law of the land,” he said.

That and what some perceived as conciliatory statements by Boehner on immigration and taxes have drawn fire from some Republicans. The Senate Conservatives Fund, a Super PAC formed by conservative Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., accused Boehner on Friday of unnecessary capitulation and lack of leadership.

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