What did you expect after all the Boehner diversions and evasions on Obamacare for the last three years?
The Tea Party handed Boehner the Speaker's gavel, and he promptly planted it up our rectums.
He's got to get this done and make sure Obamacare sticks, long enough anyway to kill off employer-paid healthcare. That's what the Business Roundtable / Chamber types pay him to do.
Cheap, wage-breaking labor at all pay grades, and the death of employer-paid health plans. That's what they're about, before all else.
I agree with you. I don't think there's anything wrong with breaking the employer/health care connection, but they want the labor market flooded so they can give ultra-low wages. One result will be they get to keep all the money formerly spent on employee healthcare rather than having to use it to attract/keep good workers.