The House GOP is planning on introducing a health care bill, but in the article summary, I don't see a mention of how to pay for the proposed provisions, other than general reform and cost cutting will pay for it?. I also don't see mention of it being submitted to CBO for a score.
I hope CBO will be scoring it, and to hear details about costs and paying for the bill.
July 29, 2009 12:54 PM
New GOP Health Bill Promotes on Tax Incentives
Posted by Stephanie Condon
Members of the Republican Study Committee are putting forward their own piece of legislation for health care reform, a summary of which was provided exclusively to CBSNews.com's Washington Unplugged.
While Democrats are focusing on creating something like a government-sponsored health insurance plan and regulating the health insurance market, the Republican "Empowering Patients First Act," which Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) will introduce tomorrow, instead promotes the individual insurance market as well as employer-based markets. Instead of focusing on regulating private insurers, the plan would in fact give them more freedom to work across state lines. Republicans say the plan will be paid for by reforms of defensive medicine, creating a more efficient health care system, and overall reductions in non-defense government spending.