November 21st, 2009
12:12 PM ET
13 years ago

GOP reiterates health care displeasure

WASHINGTON (CNN)– As the Senate debates the first of many important health care votes Saturday, Republican Sen. Mike Crapo reiterated his party's displeasure with the bill, in the weekly Republican radio and Web address.

"This 2,000-page bill will drive up the cost of health care insurance and medical care, not down, increase taxes by hundreds of billions of dollars, cut Medicare for senior citizens by hundreds of billions of dollars, grow the federal government by over $2.4 trillion in new spending, push the needy uninsured into a failing Medicaid system, impose a damaging unfunded mandate on our struggling states, leave millions of Americans uninsured, and establish a massive governmental intrusion into management of our health care economy," the Senator from Idaho said. "This is not true health care reform and this is not what the American people want."

Outlining the Republican plan, Crapo emphasized the importance of helping small businesses get affordable health insurance, educating Americans on how to make healthy choices, and allowing people to purchase insurance outside of their own state.

Crapo also encouraged American's to get online and read the bill for themselves.

Filed under: GOP weekly address
soundoff (175 Responses)
  1. Izzy

    How fitting a name (CRAPo) for a REPUBLICAN Senator.

    November 21, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  2. jack

    Then whats your answer Senator Crapo????.....thought so.

    November 21, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  3. HOLLY

    Then what is your answer Senator Crapo???.......thought so.

    November 21, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  4. Kent

    Sounds and smeslls like republican CRAPo to me.

    November 21, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  5. Paul

    When George Bush and his Republican thugs were in office, the cost of two wars wasn't an issue. Now that Americans here at home need healthcare reform, Republicans seem to be obsessed with the financial costs. What a bunch of hypocrites. I'm sick of the GOP.

    November 21, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  6. GI Joe

    GOP – bought and paid for by Health Insurance Company profits from premiums you and I pay.

    What a life. Show up every now and then and vote NO. Maybe if they would read instead of getting in front of so many cameras they would know they are spewing misinformation.

    November 21, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  7. Beth

    The GOP sure ain't the party Mom and Pop once supported. Sad.

    November 21, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  8. James Michael Roberson

    More lies from the republican confidence men!

    November 21, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  9. Ceelie

    So Senator CRAPo, what is your answer to healthcare reform?..........thought so.

    November 21, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  10. Shellie

    Smug as a bug...he's got great healthcare insurance for himself and his family.

    November 21, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  11. Lidia

    What a mess the GOP has become.

    November 21, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  12. Jake

    Just another old, disgruntled white Republican preaching the importance of doing nothing.

    November 21, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  13. Trent

    I told ya the GOP was full of Crap.

    November 21, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  14. Joan

    The Republcans are absolutely terrified that this health care reform will go through. Remember they want to defeat it at all costs so it will be "Obama's Waterloo". Instead of wanting what is best for millions of Americans they are only thinking of their re-elections. That is really sad. Those politicians who vote against it should have nightmares every night about the thousands of people who go bankrupt paying for health care or who die because they don't have it. The rest of the world is watching how this health care vote goes down. Those who vote against it will be seen as greedy, partisan, mean spoilers.

    November 21, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  15. CNN afraid of a liberal post

    You know when the republicans rant and rave about the things in the health care bill, that they are telling the public about, are out and out lies. Then they say they want health care reform. I guess other than the tea bags and the hate and violent inciters, there is anybody in the country that doesn't want it. When will the shut the hades up and get on with the business they were elected to do. Either that or resign and get the devil out of DC.

    November 21, 2009 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  16. Jackie

    Just fix what's broke!

    November 21, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  17. Mark L.

    I vote IN FAVOR of the Healthcare Reform Legislation Bill WITH THE PUBLIC OPTION !! It is my understanding the GOP Republicans are also IN FAVOR of Healthcare Reform Legislation; HOWEVER, I hear their Bill is referred to as "H.R. Die Quickly" !!

    November 21, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  18. SteveO

    Yeah, that's the goal: to destroy America. Democrats are all evil aliens from outer space who are conspiring to kill your grandma.

    November 21, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  19. reality check....and it bites.

    Of course Conservatives will complain. The GOP goal has always been to bankrupt the Federal Government ... so Private enterprise can take over our country economically causing the rich to prosper while serfs work for minumum wage. Why do you think the GOP never solved immigration reform the last 9 years? But it's okay to spend trillions of dollars on war over false intelligence, and increasing oil revenues. Then....spending becomes a different story. Tax cuts for the rich during wartime when war is extremely expensive is like saying, "Let's make the middle class and poor fund our wars while the rich go on vacation".

    November 21, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  20. diridi

    GOP is out of mind....they need to get rid of all old is almost dead..."dead". It drained my nation like a hell....out of "Iraq war". they get mercy if they support health care with public option....ok....

    November 21, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  21. John an Independant

    I do not like the Republican Party. BUT the elephants are not wrong here. THis plan stinks. IT SUCKS. WASTE WASTE WASTE.

    November 21, 2009 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  22. m jeff

    What would you expect from the party of no ideas and no clue.

    November 21, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  23. Barbara Holmes

    Too many people NOT enough RESOURCES! use logic and see how CHINA(whom we are deeply in debt to) is solving and if you like the way the CHINEESE are doing it, by all means let the government Take Over. BUT.Some of the recipients of the current Government program,know that it isn't working. It has all but depleted the money paid out of the original MEDICARE program,and now they want to take over and limit what we pay for.If you only knew the truth,you would be sick.It's a doggone shame,because it's only half of the problem with the Government TAKEOVER

    November 21, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  24. Leonardo

    The GOP attitude is mind boggling. Don't most of them also proclaim themselves righteous Christians? What you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me. Who said that?

    Actually the GOPers sound more like the Pharisees and Saducees than followers of Jesus.

    November 21, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  25. NVa Native

    As if Crap-o and the rest of Repubs care about what America needs, all they offer is fear and hatred. And all they care about is corporate greed. The reason there is some debate amongst the Dems is that they actaually try to be responsible to their constituents. Repubs are simple minded clowns who play follow their leader and will take us all off the cliff – again if we let them.

    November 21, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
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