Republicans have some decent ideas for health care.

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    You see, the thing is, that things like Patient Verification and Tort Reform are pretty decent ideas.

    I'm not so sure how they'd be implemented, and details would have to be worked out, but they are in fact pretty decent ideas that I, as a liberal, wouldn't mind seeing added to the existing proposed bill.

    The problem is that Republicans have not actually been trying to work with Democrats to get their proposals added to the bill.

    Instead they have been insisting that the whole thing be scrapped, and a whole new be started based on only their proposals.

    It seems to me that if some Republicans take a more proactive stance here and lend their support to the bill if some of their ideas are added, then we would be having a much better time of it.
     
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    shhh no one is supposed to know about them though.
     
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    I also like competition across state lines for insurance companies
     
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    Both of those are excellent ideas. Republicans feel that these should be addressed first, to gauge cost savings, before a national plan is passed and I agree with them.
     
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    scrapped is the way to go. start over is the way to go. do it, do it right and do it in the sunshine.
     
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    Since when have Republicans done any bill in the "sunshine"? Was the Patriot Act done in the sunshine? Don't be a hypocrite. Though not like it's unusual for you Willow.

    However, I agree that this bill should be rewritten not behind closed doors. The same way with ALL bills. It would also be good to see who actually writes these bills. A great example would be the last Bankruptcy law that Bush and the GOP passed to make it harder for people to declare bankruptcy was passed by the credit card companies.
     
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    If they are such good ideas, will some Democrat add them to the bill? The Republicans have zero power in all of this, so they're probably feeling a bit left out.
     
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    And the republicans would still vote against it.

    republicans are losing the fight. Fear mongering has run out of steam. Their tactic now is to scrap everything...delay.....delay....delay....while looking for a way to kill it later
     
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    do it in the sunshine or risk disbelief in your cause. Why would you have to be secretive and behind closed doors with a health care bill that's good for ALL Americans?
     
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    In other words, they want to implement what they want now, and not implement what the Democrats want until some point in the future.

    Meanwhile the Democrats are the majority.

    That is not helping.

    If they wanted to implement what they want, in addition to what the Democrats wanted, than that would be another matter.

    That's commonly known as compromise.
     

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