WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — U.S. House Speaker John Boehner was back in his home district in southwest Ohio on Thursday and back on the attack against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Boehner said changes that law has made to health care coverage have complicated business plans for employers.
"All it does is create more uncertainty for people trying to create jobs," Boehner said. "This is big government getting in the way."
Boehner said that if Republicans were in control in Washington, "there'd be an effort to undo it and fix health care in a different way."
Boehner toured a wire products company in West Chester, in the aftermath of congressional action this week to lift the federal debt ceiling that triggered criticism of Boehner from some conservatives.
Boehner said the debt ceiling passage was needed, The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1gzlGd3 ) reported.
"We had to pay our bills," Boehner said. "The problem isn't the debt ceiling; it's the debt."
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com