Republicans in charge take aim at health overhaul

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  • 42istheanswer SLC, UT
    Nov. 8, 2010 9:52 a.m.

    They all have their health insurance tied up. Why would they possible acare about anyone else?

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Nov. 8, 2010 6:20 a.m.

    The Republicans have no interest in reform or to change anything from the status quo. Maybe the reform bill fell short, but the GOP did nothing to improve it or offer any ideas of their own. There is a lot of good in the bill, stuff we really need. The GOP would rather gut it than help Americans facing a serious problem that is only getting worse.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Nov. 7, 2010 8:12 p.m.

    What not to do to get out of a recession: 1) increase spending, and 2) increase taxes. I sure hope the Republicans will listen to their citizens are push for tax breaks, so we can get some money flowing through the economy. The current practice of buying more and more debt obviously isn't working.

    What not to do to make healthcare more efficient: 1) throw more money into the existing system, and 2) drastically increase money for medical research, which has direct effect of raising our medical costs. I'm looking forward to healthcare REFORM that we can afford, while making healthcare available to all. Republicans, please look into medical waste rather than trying to make our insurance industry the bad guy. And lets find a way for foreign countries to pay for what they get from the U.S. in terms of medical innovation!

  • John C. C. Payson, UT
    Nov. 7, 2010 8:07 p.m.

    It should be more important for both sides to find common ground than just fight over how to make the other side look bad for the next election. We should be looking at who is able to work with the other side.

  • Christy Beaverton, OR
    Nov. 7, 2010 6:16 p.m.

    From the article:

    First target: Democrats' signature health care law.

    "This was a huge, huge issue in the election last Tuesday," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. "A vast majority of Americans feel very, very uncomfortable with this new bill. People who supported us, political independents, want it repealed and replaced with something else. I think we owe it to them to try."


    No, no. No. The 'vast majority' feels 'very, very uncomfortable' with the ECONOMY. The 'vast majority' feels 'very, very frustrated' and are lashing out at who's in charge now. And now, they're looking to the new majority in the House to finally fix things because Obama hasn't gotten it done it fast enough.

    But the Repubs have no viable answers. "Cut spending!" "Cut taxes!" No, not viable answers. So, they are going to spend the next 2 years nitpicking away at evil 'Obamacare'. That's allll they got.

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 7, 2010 5:32 p.m.

    Why do "Americans feel very uncomfortable with the new health care bill?" Because nobody read it! Because "we have to pass it to find out whats in it!"

    The conservatives didn't want the country to fail, they wanted Obama to fail in his object to make the country fail! The only ideas I want to hear from our representatives is curbing spending and no new taxes. Spending is the problem! I hope the new congress is part of the solution. Obama will not work with the other side, because he has such a distain and hatred for all things free-market.

    Give employers confidence to hire people and expand. Then watch the economy turn around.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Nov. 7, 2010 3:18 p.m.

    I am willing to give the republicans a chance. They have the initiative and the floor now. Lets see what they really are proposing other than trying to take responsibility for poor medical practices away from insurers and hospitals in the form of Tort reform. But beyond doing what they did before such as taking the right of states to cut their own discount contracts with drug suppliers away, passing drug coverage without a way to pay for it, I don't see any real solutions coming from this tea party pandering crowd.

    I hope I am surprised, and they truly come up with creative ideas. I really really do. Unlike them, I don't hope the country fails on their watch like they prayed for on Obama's watch. The right answer is far more important than which party came up with it.

    But so long as they operate on the notion of bipartisanship only on their terms, that exact thing they accused the demos of doing, I expect little more that Wall street control of government returning the status quo.

    I am fully confident Republicans are truly to cowardly to do the right thing.

  • DR Hall Clearfield, UT
    Nov. 7, 2010 1:55 p.m.

    The main topic for discussion should be how to get millions of jobs available for workers so taxes will start coming and the rest can be dealt with in a year or two.