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 President Barack Obama speaks with Speaker of the House John Boehner during a meeting at the White House in Wash., DC. (Jewel Samad/Getty Images)  President Barack Obama speaks with Speaker of the House John Boehner during a meeting at the White House in Wash., DC. (Jewel Samad/Getty Images)  

Boehner: Obamacare on the table for fiscal cliff talks

As congressional leaders and President Barack Obama search for common ground to tame the national debt as the weeks dwindle down to end of the year, House Speaker John Boehner said the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare, must be included in deficit negotiations.

“We can’t afford it, and we can’t afford to leave it intact,” Boehner wrote of Obama’s signature healthcare initiative in the Cincinnati Enquirer. “That’s why I’ve been clear that the law has to stay on the table as both parties discuss ways to solve our nation’s massive debt challenge.”

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