House GOP pens 230-page health bill draft

My guess is that House Dems won’t even let this bill see the light of day under the oppressive leadership of Madame Pelosi. No one is going to read, let alone comprehend the 1,990-page behemoth the Democrats are forcing on us, but the 230-page Republican bill can be fully understood in simple language. We’ll see what happens.


WASHINGTON (AP) – After months spent criticizing Democrats’ health overhaul plans, House Republicans have produced a draft proposal of their own. It’s much shorter and focuses on bringing down costs rather than extending coverage to nearly all Americans.

A 230-page draft was obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. A spokeswoman for Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said changes were still being made before the bill would be finalized in time to offer as an alternative when Democrats begin floor debate on their bill, possibly at the end of this week.

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