‘Not Going to Happen’: John Boehner Calls GOP Promises to Repeal and Replace Obamacare Just ‘Happy Talk’


During a health care conference in Florida earlier today, former Speaker of the House John Boehner explained that any discussion by Republicans in Washington on replacing and repealing the Affordable Care Act is nothing more than “happy talk.”

According to Politico, Boehner told those at the conference that GOPers in Congress are more likely going to focus on making some fixes to the health care plan rather than a full overhaul.

“[Congressional Republicans are] going to fix Obamacare – I shouldn’t call it repeal-and-replace, because it’s not going to happen,” he said.

Boehner, who left Congress in 2015 as the GOP presidential primary started shifting into high gear, also laughed about comments made by Republicans following Donald Trump’s presidential win that they would work quickly on a repeal-and-replace plan.

“I started laughing,” the ex-Speaker remarked. “Republicans never ever agree on health care.” He also added that the “framework” of Obamacare is going to stay intact.

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