Boehner highlights healthcare with SOTU invites

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is using his State of the Union guest list to highlight what he says are negative effects of ObamaCare.

Boehner is bringing several guests from his district who he says are struggling under ObamaCare.

One of the four guests, Joe Brown, is the CEO of Hartzell Propellers, one of the largest employers in Ohio’s Miami County.

“Joe’s business is feeling the negative effects of the president’s healthcare law, and his company would directly benefit from trade expansion legislation that the Speaker has touted,” Boehner’s office said in a release Tuesday. 

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Another guest runs a hospital in Ohio, which has also not been doing well under ObamaCare regulations, Boehner said. 

“These men and women have one important thing in common: the president’s healthcare law is making it harder for them to hire,” Boehner said in a statement. “They represent the countless number of employers across the country who are struggling right now, and having run a small business, I know where they are coming from. Their presence at the State of the Union is one way to help ensure their stories are told.” 

The two other guests include a woman whose health insurance costs have increased by 30 percent, Boehner said, and a man who can’t grow his business because of the law.

Republican leadership has reportedly urged its members to invite constituents who they say have been hurt by ObamaCare. 

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