In an interview with ABC, Republican Representative John Boehner suggested he will not prioritize the repeal of the healthcare law to the extent that he has in the past. But following the interview, a spokesman for Boehner said repealing the law 'would be on the table.'
"It's pretty clear that the president was re-elected ," Boehner added. "Obamacare is the law of the land."
Under Boehner's leadership, the House tried repeatedly to repeal the healthcare law, the signature domestic measure of Obama's first term. While a few provisions were eliminated or changed, Senate Democrats blocked outright termination of the law.
Boehner added that parts of the law were going to be difficult to implement and that everything had to be on the table as lawmakers try to create a path to a balanced budget.