House Speaker Boehner Gives Up Effort to Repeal Obamacare Because of Obama Win

Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner said he would not make it his mission to repeal the controversial healthcare reform law following the re-election of President Barack Obama.

‘The election changes that,’ Boehner told ABC news anchor Diane Sawyer on Thursday when asked if repealing the law was ‘still your mission.’

‘It’s pretty clear that the President was re-elected. Obamacare is the law of the land,’ Boehner said.

Under Boehner’s leadership, the House tried repeatedly to repeal the healthcare law, the signature domestic measure of Obama’s first term.

While a few provisions were eliminated or changed, Senate Democrats blocked outright termination of the law.

Boehner added that parts of the law were going to be difficult to implement and that everything had to be on the table as lawmakers try to create a path to a balanced budget.

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