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Boehner’s departure won’t end attacks on the ACA

Joanne Kenen

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Photo: SpeakerBoehner via Flickr

Photo: SpeakerBoehner via Flickr

There’s a lot of speculation about what outgoing House Speaker John Boehner may or may not accomplish in his last weeks in office.

Ending the acrimony about the Affordable Care Act is not one of them.

Not only is the House now rapidly moving ahead with another attempt to gut key sections of the law through a budget tool known as reconciliation (which President Obama would veto), Boehner has another ACA legacy. He was pivotal in filing the House of Representatives lawsuit charging that President Obama and his administration overstepped their authority in implementing the health law. Continue reading