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GOP Impatient With Party Leaders Over Health Care, Awaiting An Alternative Plan

The Hill | Molly K. Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some House Republicans are growing frustrated that their leaders have not yet introduced a healthcare reform alternative. For months, the message fro...

Tommy Thompson Praises Senate Finance Committee Health Care Bill

New York Times | David M. Herszenhorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a statement distributed by the White House Monday, Tommy Thompson -- the former Republican presidential candidate, health and human services secret...

Sam Stein

McCain Contradicts Himself With First GOP Health Care Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) introduced the first Republican amendment to the Senate's version of health care reform on Monday. In doing so, he placed h...

The GOP Health Care Plan: A Cruel Joke

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

Some had the audacity to hope that the Republicans would work with the President to solve health care. Now, it's clear they are putting insurance industry profits above the health of America's families.

Dems Taunt GOP: Where's Your Health Care Plan?

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Even as Republicans pummel President Barack Obama's health care proposals, some GOP leaders worry their party is being hurt by a De...

Bill Frist: I'd Vote For Health Care Reform Bill

Time | Karen Tumulty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Or so the former Senate Republican Leader, a surgeon who has written a new book on health care, told me a few minutes ago in an interview. Were he st...

Grayson Not Worried About Future: "Whether You're Democratic Or Republican, You Want A Congressman With Guts"

Daily Beast | Benjamin Sarlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alan Grayson's anti-GOP rant on health care made the Florida congressman a liberal hero--and the right's favorite new whipping boy. Is this a ticket t...

Boehner: I Have Not Met One American Who Supports The Public Option

POLITICO | Glenn Thrush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) has just more or less dared proponents of a public option to bombard his office with their expressions of ...

Jindal To GOP: Work With Obama On Health Care

Politico | Jonathan Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal urged his party in an interview Tuesday to shift to offering health care solutions instead of just rejecting wh...

Sam Stein

White House Uses Jindal As An Ally On Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House is getting a boost in its efforts to pass health care reform from a potential 2012 opponent. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs urged Repub...

Senators spar on health bill's effect on seniors

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans argued health legislation would hurt seniors and Democrats said it would do nothing of the sort as the Senate Finance C...

Bunning Falls Asleep During Health Care Negotiations

Washington Post | Dana Milbank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate Finance Committee was barely an hour into its consideration of health-care reform on Tuesday morning, but Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) already ...

DeLay: GOP Is Leaderless, Health Care Will Pass

Politics Daily | Emily Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Walking out of a restaurant in Los Angeles last week, the former House Majority Leader was stopped by a stranger. [...] Starting with the biggest iss...

Pawlenty Backs Off, But GOP Wants Constitutional Showdown

Minnesota Star Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even as three Republican state legislators are pushing for a potential constitutional showdown to sidestep a federal health care overhaul, Gov. Tim Pa...

Dear GOP: Watch Your AstroTurf, We're On to You

Kase Wickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kase Wickman

Dissent is essential to democracy, and freedom of speech and the right to assemble are vital and not reserved for one party or the other. The problem is this Republicans: you're doing it wrong.

Sam Stein

Matthew Dowd: GOP Playing With Fire On Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd, who was something of a reliable GOP heretic during the 2008 campaign, offered another off-message moment on Sunda...

Steven Pearlstein: GOP Propagating Falsehoods In Attacks On Health-Care Reform

washingtonpost.com | Steven Pearlstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a columnist who regularly dishes out sharp criticism, I try not to question the motives of people with whom I don't agree. Today, I'm going to step...

Shame Is the Name of the Game

Beth Shulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beth Shulman

The GOP are shameless in their arguments against Democratic approaches to health care reform. We need health care for every American, regardless of income, and the rich should pay their share.

House Republicans Unveil $700B Health Care Plan

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Wednesday unveiled a $700 billion health care plan that would offer tax credits to help people buy insurance, ...

Some GOP Strategists Worry That Aggressive Approach On Health Care Could Backfire

Wall Street Journal | JOHN D. MCKINNON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans, seeking to regain political ground in the health-care debate, have launched a series of attacks on Democrats' overhaul plan...

White House Plans To Use DeMint's "Waterloo" Quote To Rally The Troops

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Friday, on a "Conservatives for Patients Rights" conference call with conservative activists dealing with health care reform, Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S....

GOP Creates Colorful Chart To Combat Health Reform

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader John Boehner, borrowing a tactic from the health care wars of 15 years ago, has put together an arresting graphic "to expose the...

The GOP's Health-Care Strategy: 'Death By A Thousand Paper Cuts'

Time | Jay Newton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans on Wednesday introduced their official alternative health-care-reform plan. Well, kind of. It's not the official alternative, but it...

GOP Uneasy As Allies Stray On Health Care

The Hill | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Maneuvering by the healthcare industry and other business interests to cozy up to Democrats on health reform is causing unease among their traditional...

GOP: Our Playbook Useless In Health Care Fight

RH Reality Check | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney arrived at the House Republicans' late-January retreat to a room that hardly needed a pep talk. Their vote against the Democrats' Economic...