Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
"Americans are asking, ‘where are the jobs?’ but Democrats remain focused on this job-killing government takeover of health care. Over the objection of the American people, President Obama and Democrats in Washington have forced through an unpopular, unaffordable bill that is propped up by backroom deals and phony accounting gimmicks. The mistakes Democrats have made will require correcting sooner rather than later – with new legislation, new regulations, and new spending – but there’s only one way to truly undo the damage this law will do to our economy and our freedoms: repeal and replace. Then we can start fresh on reforms focused first on lowering costs for families and small businesses."
Press release, "Only One Way To Fix Dems' Job-Killing Takeover of Health Care: Repeal and Replace," www.boehner.house.gov, Mar. 25, 2010
Experts Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care; top-level federal government officials significantly involved in health care and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Speaker, US House of Representatives, 2011-present
US Representative, (R-OH), 1990 - 2010
US House Majority Leader, 2006 (became Minority Leader in Nov. 2006 when Democrats became the majority party)
US House Republican Leader, 2006
Sponsor of the Pension Protection Act, 2006
Chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Sponsor of the No Child Left Behind Act, 2001
House Republican Conference Chairman in the 104th and 105th Congress
Member of the "Gang of Seven" congressional reformists
Representative, Ohio State Legislature, 1984 - 1990