Boehner: ‘We’ll See’ About Offering An Obamacare Alternative

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) dodged a question Tuesday about whether the GOP will bring up a legislative alternative to Obamacare for a vote in 2014.

“We’ll see,” he said.

At a press briefing in the Capitol, Boehner swiped the Affordable Care Act and called for “patient-centered” solutions to health care.

“When you look at Obamacare which is a government-centered health care delivery system, that’s not what the American people want,” he said. “The American people want to be able to pick their own type of health insurance. They want to be able to pick their own doctor. They want to be able to pick their own hospital. That’s what a patient-centered system looks like.”

There are numerous Republican bills to reform health care but none of them have consensus support within the party or the backing of leadership.

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