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House GOP leaders are too interested in playing "political games" to score attention, one Republican congressman said this weekend.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) took shots at his own party's leaders in the House currently, and blasted fellow Republicans for having failed to have reform healthcare during the first six years of the Bush administration, when Republicans held Congress and the White House.

Read the whole story: The Hill

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/63709-rohrabacher-house-gop-leadership-constantly-trying-to-play-a-political-game

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:14 PM on Oct. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • They didn't pass a UHC bill because this isn't part of the GOP plateform. Republicans tend to expect people to take care of their own. Repubs don't believe in big government or a nanny state. She is just saying that, if there is to be a bill, the repubs. should have seized the opportunity then. It would have been the same. Democrats would have faught tooth and nail because they want history to record they passed the bill. Repubs passing it would have been more than they could have stood.

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:36 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • Jesse I could not agree more. UHC is not something that most Republicans believe in. I personally think Mr. Rohrabacher is trying to gain popularity in his state. Some people will flip flop on their principals if it means more votes for them.
    FL2AK

    Answer by FL2AK at 8:17 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • While I DO believe there are too many Republicans playing political games, I also agree 100% with jesse123456. WELL SAID!

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:23 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • UHC isn't on the table, next....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:07 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • It's not on their platform. Working for a company that grants you the right to be healthy by backing that up with HC, or paying out of pocket is.

    The fact that there are 2-income families out there who have to use state HC to get their kids insured should be a wake up call to anyone about the fact that getting a company to cough up bennies or paying for it your ownself is not entirely reality anymore. Maybe Dana is starting to see that. Maybe he is starting to see that your economic means/status should not determine whether or not you can get to a dr.

    Or maybe he sees that some sort of HC is going to be passed, and he is looking to be re-elected.

    Sorry, my cynicism is in overdrive this evening.
    LiliM

    Answer by LiliM at 1:40 AM on Oct. 20, 2009

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