By a vote of 253 to 175, the GOP directed key House committees to report on ways to lower healthcare premiums, allow patients to keep their current health plans, increase access to coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, and decrease the price of medical-liability lawsuits. In other words, the committees are beginning work on replacing the House-repealed Obamacare with Republican health policies.
Repeal got a lot of press coverage. Replacement got far less. If they needed any reminding, GOP lawmakers are learning that controlling the levers of power in the House doesn't mean controlling the media narrative on health care.
"Democrats wanted to characterize repeal as draconian, ignoring the fact that we do have very, very positive alternatives," says Rep. David Dreier, chairman of the House Rules Committee. "It's been difficult for us to get that (message) out there. We said repeal and replace, and we're in the process of replacing."
Could we possibly get some common sense into the process?
Interesting- I think many Americans would like to hear accurate information in regards to the HC package. Replacement factors, I am all ears. WE are the people that are affected. WE are the people who deserve the full scoop. While the HC payment/approval system needed reform, the Hodge podge presented totally missed the mark.
Answer by Sisteract at 11:52 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
The Obama loving left wing media does not want us to know that the republicans have a better plan.
That is why you will only see it on Fox News.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 12:25 AM on Jan. 25, 2011
Answer by tnmomofive at 6:10 AM on Jan. 25, 2011
Answer by goodwitch399 at 6:23 AM on Jan. 25, 2011
Answer by jewjewbee at 7:48 AM on Jan. 25, 2011
Answer by tnmomofive at 8:15 AM on Jan. 25, 2011
Apparently you don't watch tv or read the papers, the repeal farce was everywhere, mainly because they KNOW it won't pass and they are wasting TIME and MONEY
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:20 AM on Jan. 25, 2011
If it's replaced with GOP ideas I'm even happier.
The individual mandate WAS a republican idea
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:28 AM on Jan. 25, 2011
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:37 AM on Jan. 25, 2011
Answer by tnmomofive at 8:42 AM on Jan. 25, 2011