Boehner signs up for Obamacare, with government support
November 25th, 2013
07:24 PM ET
8 years ago

Boehner signs up for Obamacare, with government support

Washington (CNN) - The top Republican leading the charge against Obamacare is now signed up for it and will take thousands of dollars in government support to help with its costs, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner confirmed to CNN.

Boehner's premiums for his new plan under the Affordable Care Act will nearly double from his current monthly payments, even with the federal contribution.


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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Tampa Tim

    As speaker, Boehner makes over $200,000 a year, has a preexisting condition, and has government insurance $225 less than I pay for my wife and I. So now, under ACA, he says he will pay $150 more than I do. I swear, republicans complain for no reason at all. For as much work as he does, he should pay the entire premium.

    November 25, 2013 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  2. Larry in Houston

    LOL – when you think you've seen & heard it all, guess again..... what can I say ? Maybe there's something in that huge pile of paper he threw on the floor a year ago, in front of that podium, hollering about that 1,100 page thing. LOL – maybe there's something – somewhere in it – that says something about covering the "smokers" – I mean, could he be "looking" for some plan somewhere, that would cover the "smokers" and give them a "better deal" than they could get from anyone else ? LOL –
    well, John, don't quit your day Job .....Just Sayin ....

    November 25, 2013 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    He gets to pay more than twice as much.........just like the rest of the people.

    November 25, 2013 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    All the senators, all the congress guys need to sign up just like any one.

    November 25, 2013 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  5. Ed FL

    Hopefully there is a clause for mental ability, the speaker needs it .What a loss by having this guy as the Speaker of the house. Good thing America has a choice every two years to get a shot at one with talent!!!!!!!

    November 25, 2013 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  6. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    The worst House Speaker in my life time... Even worse than Newt!

    November 25, 2013 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  7. Evergreen

    Does mean that Boehner is now one of The Takers. Does this mean he is one step closer to becoming a Welfare Queen? LOL

    November 25, 2013 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  8. Woman In California

    As usual, a republican is "taking" instead of "making" it on his own. How do you explain this hypocritical party of mystical fiscal responsibility?

    November 25, 2013 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  9. TeaParty4Life

    While changing laws we should outlaw liberals from ever being in control of anything . We can do better. This country would be best ran by the tea party working in unison with moderate republicans. No more lib policies should ever be implemented!! They are literally taking down a nation in 6 years because of ignorance and stupidity...

    November 26, 2013 01:08 am at 1:08 am |