In an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio seemed to suggest acceptance of the fact that the the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in 2010 is here to stay and that repealing it is not realistic.
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A couple of other questions about the agenda now. You have said next year that you would repeal the healthcare vote. That's still your mission?
Well, I think the election changes that. It's pretty clear that the president was reelected, Obamacare is the law of the land. I think there are parts of the healthcare law that are gonna be very difficult to implement. And very expensive. And as the time when we're trying to find a way to create a path toward a balanced budget everything has to be on the table.
But you won't be spending the time next year trying to repeal Obamacare?
There certainly may be parts of it that we believe-- need to be changed. We may do that. No decisions at this point.
Speaker John Boehner tells Diane Sawyer that he will no longer work for a full repeal of Obamacare.