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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:50 AM

GOP on health care: No quick replacement

Source: Associated Press

GOP on health care: No quick replacement

AP foreign, Tuesday June 19 2012

DAVID ESPO

AP Special Correspondent= WASHINGTON (AP) Congressional Republicans intend to seek quick repeal of any parts of the health care law that survive a widely anticipated Supreme Court ruling, but don't plan to push replacement measures until after the fall elections or perhaps 2013.

Instead, GOP lawmakers cite recent announcements that some insurance companies will retain a few of the law's higher-profile provisions as evidence that quick legislative action is not essential. Those are steps that officials say Republicans quietly urged in private conversations with the industry.

Once the Supreme Court issues a ruling, "the goal is to repeal anything that is left standing," said Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., a member of the party's leadership.

Beyond that, "we ought to go step by step to lower the cost" of health care, he added, a formula repeated by numerous other Republicans interviewed in recent days.

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Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/10296156

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:20 AM

1. that is the GOP way

No ideas, no solutions, no plans, no nothing to help anybody but the wealthy.

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Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:30 PM

2. I think this is a lie..

I bet you anything that this is just to make them "not look so bad", and for them to deceive people into believing that they really have no intentions of revoking any or part of the Health Care Reform if given the power to do so. When the opposite is actually true.

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