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Thu Oct 24, 2013, 04:15 PM

Flashback: GOP Wanted To ‘Fix’ Medicare Part D After Rollout

SAHIL KAPUR – OCTOBER 24, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

A few weeks into the launch of the most sweeping health care reform law in a generation, John Boehner declared that the implementation was a disaster.

"The implementation," the Republican leader said, "has been horrendous. We've made it far more complicated than it should be."

Boehner, of course, was talking about the rollout of the new Medicare prescription drug benefit -- known as Part D -- enacted in 2003 by President George W. Bush. He discussed the implementation woes during a Feb. 6, 2006 appearance on "Fox News Sunday," on his fifth day as House majority leader.

But did he want to repeal the benefit? No. The future Speaker soberly acknowledged the problems but saw potential in the law and called for improving it. "The good news is that the competition that's being created has lowered premiums significantly below where Congress thought they'd be when we put the bill together, so the competition side is good," he said. "I think the implementation side continues to need to be improved."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 05:22 PM

1. John Boehner

is trying not to get fired.

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Response to dsteve01 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 11:05 PM

3. John Boehner needs to

get a cigarette and a drink and retire to a golf course to work on his tan.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 10:11 PM

2. But......but......Boehner sez this is different!



Hypocrites!

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