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    House GOP is planning on releasing a health care bill tomorrow

    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.


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    Re: House GOP is planning on releasing a health care bill tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    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.
    I doubt it will be scored because it will prove them wrong.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: House GOP is planning on releasing a health care bill tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    I doubt it will be scored because it will prove them wrong.
    I also think they will not request a CBO score. Requesting a score would signal seriousness and purpose. So far, I haven't seen that exhibited by House Republicans.

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    Re: House GOP is planning on releasing a health care bill tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    I also think they will not request a CBO score. Requesting a score would signal seriousness and purpose. So far, I haven't seen that exhibited by House Republicans.
    They will champion the numbers put out by the CBO for the dem plan but won't submit for fear of what the CBO may say about them. Never mind that the CBO has screwed up numbers in the first place.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: House GOP is planning on releasing a health care bill tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    They will champion the numbers put out by the CBO for the dem plan but won't submit for fear of what the CBO may say about them. Never mind that the CBO has screwed up numbers in the first place.
    Well, I'm taking a wait and see approach. They haven't introduced it yet, so maybe they will request a score. It's past time Republicans offered some serious, substantive alternatives. I can't take seriously NO NO NO without serious alternatives to consider, and by serious, I mean backed up with numbers so one can judge the merits and weaknesses of the proposals.

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    Re: House GOP is planning on releasing a health care bill tomorrow

    Any GOP proposal will be DOA.

    Leftists will see to that.

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    Re: House GOP is planning on releasing a health care bill tomorrow

    I hope it's a serious proposal, though. The GOP's behavior during the healthcare debate has put me off a bit. I'm glad that they're opposing the horrendous bills that are floating around (although the often hyperbolic opposition weakens their criticisms IMO), but the lack of a serious alternative made it clear to me that the GOP doesn't want reform, and that if they were in power they would not be attempting to change anything about the system. If the GOP can craft a plan that's in any way better than the left's plan there's plenty of people who desparately want reform who are looking for a decent plan to back. Public support is out there for the taking, and even if the bill itself fails it would be helpful to float some new ideas that can be incorporated into whatever bill eventually gets passed

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    Re: House GOP is planning on releasing a health care bill tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by DamnYankee View Post
    Any GOP proposal will be DOA.

    Leftists will see to that.
    If it is supported by merits and numbers, that would be impossible to do.

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    Re: House GOP is planning on releasing a health care bill tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    If it is supported by merits and numbers, that would be impossible to do.
    I agree. I'm just not holding my breath.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: House GOP is planning on releasing a health care bill tomorrow

    Stop skirting the issue.

    You don't need Republicans to pass your disaster of a bill. You just need more than 30 percent of Americans to support it.

    Democrats won't pass it because they know it's political suicide.

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