House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday's presidential election alters the lower chamber's plans to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
“I think the election changes that,” Boehner told Diane Sawyer on Thursday in an exclusive interview on ABC's World News Tonight. “It's pretty clear the president was re-elected. Obamacare is the law of the land.”
But the Ohio Republican hinted that some provisions of the controversial 2010 healthcare law are still vulnerable on Capitol Hill. “There certainly may be parts of it that we believe need to be changed,” Boehner said. “We may do that—no decisions at this point.”
Meanwhile, the House's No. 2 leader cited the law's Independent Payment Advisory Board as one measure the House still would like to see overturned.