http://www.democraticunderground.com...ss=102x4128466TomCADem (1000+ posts) Sun Nov-01-09 07:17 PM
Republicans aim for rival health plan in House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to offer an alternative to Democrats' massive healthcare reform bill that would not raise taxes or require people or businesses to buy health insurance, the House Republican leader said on Sunday.
House Democrats last week introduced a 1,990-page bill that includes a tax on the wealthy to help fund a government-run public insurance option, which has drawn the most heat amid larger debate on President Barack Obama's efforts to revamp the nation's healthcare system.
John Boehner, the House's top Republican, said his party hoped to introduce one single bill with a "step-by-step approach" that would include allowing the purchase of health insurance across state lines, letting people group together to buy it at lower prices and ending "junk lawsuits."
The bill will include eight or nine healthcare ideas that have already been introduced separately, he said on CNN's "State of the Nation."
ProleNoMore (92 posts) Sun Nov-01-09 07:21 PM
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1. Probably A Ploy To Insure That No Legislation Passes This YearJohn Q. Citizen (1000+ posts) Sun Nov-01-09 09:14 PM
12. How does the Democratic house bill control costs? I haven't been able to figure that out?
Edited on Sun Nov-01-09 09:16 PM by John Q. Citizen
According to the Congressional Budget Office the so called "Public Option " will have no impact on cost.
So what is in the bill that controls costs?
Ikonoklast (1000+ posts) Sun Nov-01-09 09:07 PM
11. Tort reform and tax cuts? Is he crazy? Well, I know that he is, but...
Good God, they really haven't a clue.