After vowing to kill President Obama’s eponymous health-care law for going on four years now, Republicans appear to finally be moving on.
To be sure, the party hasn’t dropped its opposition to ObamaCare. But a shift in the way it has framed that opposition indicates that the days of “repeal or bust” are a thing of the past.
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that coming up with an ObamaCare alternative would be “one of the big issues” at the GOP’s annual policy conference this month, adding that such a proposal could come up for a vote this year.
“It’s important for us as a party, especially in an election year, to tell the people what you’re for,” he said. “We’re for getting rid of ObamaCare and replacing it with a patient-centered health-care system.”
It’s a subtle shift, but a significant one.
I’m not seeing any real shift here. Am I missing something?(h/t Karin Riley Porter)