Watch as Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner freaks out when pushed on how Republicans would (via Politicususa):
This is my favorite exchange between Boehner and Norah O’Donnell:
NORAH O’DONNELL: Why not, then, if you like some of the provisions in the Affordable Care Act, why not work with it rather than ap– repeal the whole thing.
REPRESENTATIVE JOHN BOEHNER (overlapping): No, no, no.
NORAH O’DONNELL: Even Mitt Romney said–
REPRESENTATIVE JOHN BOEHNER (overlapping): No, this has to be– this has to be ripped out by its roots. This is government taking over the entire health insurance industry. The American people do not want to go down this path. They do not want the government telling them what kind of insurance policy they have to buy and how much they’re going to pay for it and if you don’t like it, we’re going to tax you. It has to be ripped out and we need to start over, one step at a time.
NORAH O’DONNELL (overlapping): And so you say so– so– so to heck with all these provisions like additional preventative care for children, for women–
REPRESENTATIVE JOHN BOEHNER (overlapping): All of them. All of– we can– we can replace. While we replace this, we can have a common-sense debate about which of these provisions ought to stay and which ought to go.
NORAH O’DONNELL: So all those people who have preexisting conditions, you say we’re going to get rid of this and then at some point we’ll deal with it?
REPRESENTATIVE JOHN BOEHNER: Listen, I’ve already outlined we believe there’s a better way to provide access to high quality health insurance in a different way than we have in Obamacare. We believe ours will work just as well at much less cost to the American people.
To be honest, I’m kind of surprised John Boehner didn’t break down in tears at some point during the interview, given his penchant for turning on the waterworks.