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    TomCADem (1000+ posts) Sun Nov-01-09 07:17 PM
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    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."


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091101/...re_republicans
    http://www.democraticunderground.com...ss=102x4128466

    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 Year
    John 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.
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    bluestateguy (1000+ posts) Sun Nov-01-09 07:45 PM
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    7. Oh that's so cute; the minority party is going to propose a bill
    And their poor legislative assistants are going to work for days on a document that virtually nobody will read, and will go straight into the wastebasket.


    Grassy Knoll (568 posts) Sun Nov-01-09 10:14 PM
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    15. Hey Boehner, I read your bill and it stinks.
    ej510 (1000+ posts) Sun Nov-01-09 11:07 PM
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    16. Sadly so does the democrats bill.

    Poor DUmmies don't even like the democrats' bill. :D
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    DearAbby (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-02-09 04:59 PM
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    21. Will it have a pretty matalic blue cover?
    Edited on Mon Nov-02-09 05:00 PM by DearAbby
    It was really pretty.....WELL IT WAS!

    It will have two pages:

    Page one: DON'T GET SICK

    Page Two: If you do Die Quickly and Quietly.
    It's all part of the plan to shut down DU!
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    bluestateguy (1000+ posts) Sun Nov-01-09 07:45 PM
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    7. Oh that's so cute; the minority party is going to propose a bill
    And their poor legislative assistants are going to work for days on a document that virtually nobody will read, and will go straight into the wastebasket.
    This from the party that wanted bipartisanship. The party that was going to bring decency and openess? The party that was compassionate and considerate? The party that blames the GOP for having no alternative? RIGHT!

    You idiots keep accusing the GOP of being naysayers and having/offering no alternatives. Here is another alternative--alternative number 12 or 13 I believe. Alternatives that (unlike 100% of the DIMocRAT bills) actually fix what is broken or address areas that need to be fixed. Unlike the DUMbocRAT bills that reek of fetid pork and government waste. Bills that pay for murdering babies. Bills that tax people who opt out. Bills that put Americans in jail when they fail to buy the slop that DIMS are shoveling.

    Come on over here you sorry excuse for an American, I and a few of my friends would love to educate you.
    Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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    Once again it is not about health care and they know it. It is about ultimate control of the entire population.
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