The Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act dominated the Sunday shows, with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and others weighing in on the implications of the ruling.
Health Care: Political Football Returns to Partisan Scrum In ruling that the Affordable Care Act was constitutional but amounts to a tax on Americans who decline to buy insurance, the Supreme Court kicked the divisive issue of health care back into the partisan scrum of Washington politics.
McConnell: Republicans Could Repeal Health Care Law With 51 VotesIt would take just 51 votes to repeal the health care law that is the centerpiece of Barack Obama's presidency if Republicans controlled Congress and the White House, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said on Sunday.Architect of Health Care Law Admits Republicans Could Repeal ItOne of the main architects of President Obama's health care reform cautioned that Republicans could be successful in tearing it down if they won both chambers of Congress and the White House this fall.Lew: Health Care Law Not a Tax, 'It's a Penalty'White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew made it clear on Sunday that the White House doesn't yet have an argument to counter the main Republican attack on President Obama's health care law.Pelosi Says Republican Attempts to Repeal Health Care Law UnrealisticEven with a vote to repeal President Obama's health care law set for July 11, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi believes the fight to uphold the law has come to an end.
Boehner: Health Care Law Must Be "Ripped Out By Its Roots"House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, pledged a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act on Sunday, saying that it should be "ripped out by its roots" and that Republicans were unwilling to work with and revise the current law.
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