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Boehner: ‘No Decision’ to Repeal Obamacare with Reconciliation

By JM Rieger and Matt Fuller and Melanie Zanona

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Speaker John A. Boehner on Thursday said “no decision” has been made about using budget reconciliation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, following a Supreme Court ruling earlier which upheld federal health care subsidies for millions of individuals. “Well there’s been no decision about how to deal with — or what to use reconciliation for — the problem with Obamacare is still fundamentally the same: the law is broken,” Boehner said. “It’s raising costs for American families, it’s raising costs for small businesses and it’s just fundamentally broken.” Reconciliation is the optional legislative process by which Congress may seek to implement fiscal savings by “reconciling” tax and entitlement statues with a budget resolution. The process only requires a simple majority vote for Senate passage. Read more.

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