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Do the Republican's not want to go to Obama's Health Care summit because Republicans have no solutions?
Yeah I read the GOP solution. It isn't really a solution at all. It actually has the framework for ideas Obama actually has a plan for.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
They won't go because they want our Health Insurance Companies to raise rates on us some more so they can get bigger kick backs.
- 1 decade ago
The republicans do not want to go to obamas health care summit because they want nothing to do with the health care plan he likes. His health care raises taxes for the people who can afford to pay them and lowers the taxes for the people who cant, evening out the system and also providing enough money to ensure health care to everyone who needs it. it is a good plan, but the republicans are whining because they arent getting what they want, lower taxes. (the republicans are the people who want the rich to be on top and the poor to have no power at all, just to clarify in case that was confusing.)
- libstickerLv 71 decade ago
No solutions, or solutions the democrats don't want. I believe here is a solution.
A Republican Road to Economic Recovery
Obama's proposals – the good, the bad, and some better alternatives.
By Paul Ryan
Wall Street Journal - March 2, 2009
Inheriting countless challenges, Congress and the Obama administration have moved quickly on many fronts to implement their economic agenda. After two months of drastic interventions, has hope replaced fear, and confidence pushed aside uncertainty? Hardly.
The budget the president released last week, however, does provide some certainty about where we are headed: higher taxes on small businesses, work and capital investment.
Add to this the costly burdens of a cap-and-trade carbon emissions scheme and an effective nationalization of health care, and it is clear that the government is going to grow while the economy will shrink. In a nutshell, the president's budget seemingly seeks to replace the American political idea of equalizing opportunity with the European notion of equalizing results.
- Kiran CLv 71 decade ago
The Republican solutions are already in the Senate Health Insurance Reform bill.
"But one good way is to look at the GOP's "Solutions for America" homepage, which lays out its health-care plan in some detail. It has four planks. All of them -- yes, you read that right -- are in the Senate health-care bill"
All of their objective are achieved by the Senate bill.
The document that you posted about the comparison between the House and the GOP is misleading. It does not describe in what market the premiums are going to increase. Premiums are going to increase for the individual market but for most Americans in the large group market (the employer market) and the small group market ( small business market) the premiums decrease. It is true of the Senate or House bill.
Also, even with increase in premiums, the benefits of the insurance are improved.
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- DannyLv 61 decade ago
Republicans have no solutions? Come on. This "Party of No" crap that Democrats are pushing is gettin kinda old. Anyone who has been halfway paying attention knows that Republicans have been putting forth solutions since the Health Care debate began. Democrats just didn't wanna hear them. Besides, what did it really matter if Republicans were putting forth solutions? Democrats had the numbers to pass health care legislation regardless of what Republicans said or did. You wanna point fingers for things not getting done? How about pointing it at Democratic leaders like Pelosi and Reid who are so far to the left that even moderate Democrats can't vote for the legislation they are pushing.
- Redjr01Lv 61 decade ago
The Republicans have solutions but Obama and the health care industry think they fall short of the reforms needed. Especially cost. The Republicans want the reform to be all their way or no way, so they won't get involved in the process. The summit will change that. Obama will make it clear that if they want any of their reforms in the bill they will need to work with Democrats to get them in. If not, Obama will use everything in his power to get reform passed with the Republicans. I think both sides in congress need to grow up and start working with the administration.
- coldfuseLv 71 decade ago
You are kidding, right?
Your news sources and friends didn't tell you about the Republican health care bill and solutions, totally rejected by Democrats last year?
Complete 214 page bill
Summary of Republican plan
Side by side comparison
Question: Do you like this better than the Senate plan?
EDIT: Kiran, I believe you are missing the point. The question leaves one with the belief that Republicans had no health care plan whatsoever. You and I both know that is incorrect, and was the only matter requiring clarification.
Do you think your source would agree with Martin Feldstein of Harvard University? Feldstein has repeatedly said that the economics of the bill would be such that it would actually end up covering fewer people at a greater cost.
I will acknowledge that the Republican comparisons are to the Democrat bill in effect at that time, which was the House bill. One problem in the health care debate is that the bills changed several times.
Have we yet acknowledged the "doctor fix" fraud of somewhere between $200 and $250 billion that was conveniently placed in another bill to make the health care bill look more fiscally responsible?
- ?Lv 71 decade ago
Obama and the Democrats have not been interested in the Republican solution yet, and I double they are going to start listening now.
They have come up with several good solutions, but the Demorats pretend these solutions don;t exist.
If they had been listening for the past year the Republican might be more interested in the summit, but from what the Democrats have offered so far it looks like a waste of time.
- 1 decade ago
Actually they don't want to go because it is idiotic as is Obama. It is a set up to try to deflect the blame away from Obama and onto Repubs.
Don't you get it? Obama and the Demos are as worthless as any incumbent Repubs. They all need to be cleared out of our business. That's what is coming and that's why the Indiana Senator is quitting. He's getting out while the getting is good.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Lol to the people who say the GOP has solutions I suggest you check out Solutions.GOP.gov, and read them for yourself, and then compare them to the actual Plan that Obama's administration has.
The GOP does not have a single real solution.