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Ex-Speaker: Repeal and Replace Won’t Happen

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by Jon Schuppe

Former House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that he didn’t think the Republican-controlled Congress would be able to completely repeal and replace Obamacare, and that some key provisions of the health care law would likely remain.

Speaking at a health care conference in Orlando, Florida, Boehner, an Ohio Republican who opposed Obamacare but resigned in 2015 after clashes with conservatives, said the GOP will run up against a fundamental rule of Washington policy making: If you break it, you own it.

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