Yesterday, House Republican Leader John Boehner said Republicans are preparing an alternative health-care bill to the Democrat atrocities currently chugging through Congress. ( Read the almost 2000 page House Bill here.) The GOP has tried in vain to get proposals to the floor, so this may be an exercise in futility. Nonetheless, at least the American people will be able to see what Republicans have to offer– even if it goes nowhere. Hopefully, it WILL prove to be a viable alternative to Pelosicare and Baucuscare. I wouldn’t hold my breath.

The Republican proposal is said to include many of the measures conservatives favor, and would cost far less than the Democrat proposals. Yesterday, Boehner said the alternative bill would propose grants for states that use “innovative” solutions to expand coverage. The plan would, among other things, propose new limits on medical malpractice lawsuits and make it easier for individuals and small businesses to pool resources to purchase insurance.

He said the bill wouldn’t raise taxes, or mandate that individuals and businesses purchase insurance, as the Democratic bills do. Encourage your Representatives to stand with the GOP on this alternative bill. We need to get it to the floor of the House for a vote, and that will be a big challenge. Every GOP proposal so far has died quietly in committee, and a vote on the House bill (Pelosicare) is expected this week. And it is the worst bill EVER.

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