Boehner rips ‘Obamacare’ in visit to home district

House Speaker John Boehner (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is back in his home district in southwest Ohio and back on the attack against President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

Boehner says “Obamacare” health care changes have created uncertainty for employers. He says big government is getting in their way.

Boehner says if Republicans controlled Washington, they would try to un-do the president’s initiative and to change health care differently.

Boehner toured a wire products company in West Chester on Thursday, in the aftermath of congressional action this week to lift the federal debt ceiling that triggered criticism of Boehner from some conservatives.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Boehner said the move was needed so the government could pay its bills. He says the problem isn’t the debt ceiling, it’s the debt itself. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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