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.