June 17th, 2009
12:10 PM ET
14 years ago

House GOP outlines health care bill

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/06/17/house.health.care/art.cantor.gi.jpg caption="Rep. Eric Cantor says Republicans are drafting a plan to ensure all Americans have access to affordable coverage."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - House Republicans on Wednesday presented what they called a "sorely needed" alternative to Democrats' proposals to overhaul health care.

Republicans want to make sure all Americans have access to affordable coverage, Rep. Eric Cantor, the House minority whip, said Wednesday.

"We do so by making sure we keep down costs and incorporate the ability for folks to pool together to access lower costs, to bring private sector into the game and keep government out," Cantor said.

Neither Democrats nor Republicans have detailed how they would pay for their proposals. Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, said his party's plan will cost "far less" than that of the Democrats and "provide better results for the American people."

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  1. Mary

    This is the same old GOP catering to the insurance companies that's are the root of our health care crisis. We need single payer health insurance run by the federal government. Americans should all have the same health care that these same GOP senators and congressman haves and that they want to deny to thr
    Rest of the country. Universal health care should be seen as a matter of national security.

    June 17, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
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