Skip to comments.Republicans impatient with leaders, awaiting healthcare alternative
Posted on 10/27/2009 6:00:00 AM PDT by markomalley
Some House Republicans are growing frustrated that their leaders have not yet introduced a healthcare reform alternative.
For months, the message from House GOP leaders on a healthcare bill has been similar to ads for yet-to-be-released movies: Coming soon.
According to several GOP lawmakers, the leadership is split over how to proceed in terms of unveiling an alternative to the final Democratic bill that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) intends to unveil as soon as this week.
Rep. Tom Price (Ga.), chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee (RSC), revealed the schism within his party late last week.
Theres a difference of opinion over what ought to be the strategy from a political standpoint on this issue. I happen to believe we ought to have a bill. There are others who believe, as strongly, that the principles that would be outlined and would be adhered to in the Republican bill are what need to be discussed because everybody can embrace those principles, Price said last week.
The RSC has proposed its own healthcare reform plan.
Adding to the frustration is the fact that GOP leaders promised in June that they would introduce a leadership-endorsed measure.
At the time, Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told The Hill that his party was weeks away from coming forward with a leadership-backed alternative that will reflect a combination [of] plans that have been developing over the last several months
with an insistence that we dont have a government takeover.
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What else is to be expected?
Maybe...at long last...the Conservative Party will come to the fore and lead this country out of the mess it is in.
Oh....wait.....there is no Conservative Party.
More's the shame.
For shame. The Republicans ought to be screaming bloody murder while pointing out how the Dems are going to INCREASE the cost of health care while delivering worse health care access to about 60 percent of the population. Higher taxes, worse service, illegals. How many more hospitals will go under? How many more doctors will simply no longer practice medicine? Small children could figure this out and raise hell about it. Why not our elected representatives?
What we need to keep our eyes on is taking back the House of Representatives so that the voice of the people in this country may be heard, and that voice is saying "to Hell with the Democrats and their BS".
The REP has three bills with HR 3400 being their first bill.
The HILL is peddling the tire old Obama state media propaganda LIE !
“Some House Republicans are growing frustrated that their leaders have not yet introduced a healthcare reform alternative. “
Obdurate opposition is the alternative. Just say no to Deathcare.