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Why Republicans Will Fight to Repeal Health-Care Takeover (Boehner Op-Ed in the Des Moines Register)

March 24, 2010

It's fitting that President Obama returns to Iowa City today to sell a skeptical public on his massive government takeover of health care.It was here in May 2007 that President Obama promised his health-care plan would lower premiums by up to $2,500. But now the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) warns that premiums in the individual market will actually rise by as much as $2,100 under the law he signed this week. Read More

ObamaCare and the 'Buzzsaw' of Opposition (Boehner and McConnell op-ed in the WSJ)

March 15, 2010

A little over a year ago, when President Obama first took up health-care reform, Republicans reached out to him in the hopes of working together on solutions that would lower health-care costs for families and small businesses. A bipartisan bill focused on lower costs could have been sent to the president's desk last year, and it would have received the support of the American people. Read More

Protecting Jobs and Human Life (Boehner Op-Ed in The Washington Times)

March 03, 2010

The health care reform debate isn't about what politicians in Washington want. It's about the American people. It's about the families asking, "Where are the jobs?" while Democrats in Washington remain focused on this massive government takeover of health care that would just destroy more jobs.It's about the small-business owners stuck in limbo because they cannot add payroll without knowing the full extent of the new taxes and red tape they will be hit with under Democrats' government takeover of health care. Read More

Who's Listening to the American People? (Boehner Op-Ed on AOL News)

February 24, 2010

For all the ink spilled over Thursday's health care summit, it really boils down to one question: Who is listening to the American people?Americans want Washington to scrap this job-killing government takeover of health care and start over with a step-by-step approach that will lower health care costs.House Republican Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, says "we need to repeal Obamacare." Read More

Don't Keep This Campaign Promise, Mr. President (Boehner Op-Ed on Townhall)

January 21, 2010

Today marks the one-year anniversary of President Obama's executive order to close the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay within his first year in office. We are fortunate that the President did not meet that goal, but he has repeatedly stated that his Administration remains committed to importing the remaining terrorists held at Gitmo to the United States for trial or detention - including to the suburbs of Chicago, downtown New York City, and potentially even the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. Read More