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GOP’s health care plan: Repeal and replace

March 28, 2010

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— Repeal the new health care overhaul and replace it with something better, says the Senate’s top Republican, who led a solid wall of GOP opposition to the Democratic plan.

But Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell doesn’t have the votes now to overcome a certain veto by President Barack Obama of his top domestic priority, and the White House has said it would welcome a political fight with Republicans over repeal efforts.

McConnell said in his party’s weekly radio and video address Saturday that “nobody is satisfied with the health care system as it is.” Costs are out of control and “people are being squeezed out of the market.”

The legislation Obama signed this past week doesn’t solve those problems, McConnell contended, and undermines what is best about health care in this country — a wide range of medical options and innovations.

McConnell was emphasizing a new GOP political approach that proposes replacing the new health plan “with commonsense solutions,” rather than just repealing it.

Comments

beatrice 4 years ago

Sunny, who is this "Obomba" you keep referring to? You do know the President of the United States is named "Obama," don't you? He is the person who resides in the White House, the person the people of the United States voted on to be President. I don't know who "Obomba" is.

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sunny 4 years ago

2700 pages of stealing from the American people.

Be responsible for yourself. I pay enough taxes. Businesses are going to go out of business, the ones that don't are going to raise the cost of their services.

Obomba is a thief and a liar.

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porch_person 4 years ago

"If they were able to repeal it, you can bet they would forget to replace it." ---- Keith

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!!!

We have a winner!!

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average 4 years ago

Yeah, I'd believe in their desire to replace it with something better if the GOP had made an effort in implementing their "commonsense solutions" at any time between 2001 and 2006. Honestly, if they had passed something halfway reasonable between 1995 and 2000, I suspect B. Clinton would have signed it to say he got somewhere on health reform.

Even if they had run into a Dem. filibuster or Clinton veto on their "commonsense solutions" at any time in their 12 years atop the Hill, I'd believe they were interested in moving forward. Their crowning achievement of the era was the unfunded Medicare Part D.

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Keith 4 years ago

"Repeal the new health care overhaul and replace it with something better, says the Senate’s top Republican, who led a solid wall of GOP opposition to the Democratic plan."

If they were able to repeal it, you can bet they would forget to replace it.

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