Republicans' new health care reform bill rallying cry: Repeal it
Republicans couldn't stop Democrats from passing the health care reform bill Sunday. Now, they vow to make the bill – and big government spending – the core issue of the 2010 elections.
Republican lawmakers and activists had no trouble segueing to their new mantra following the passage of health care reform: “Repeal it.”Skip to next paragraph
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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich e-mailed his supporters Monday with his take on the “corrupt health care reform bill,” and solicited suggestions for how to repeal it.
“Repeal it” is a nice snappy slogan that fits on a bumper sticker. And in the short term, Republicans can make hay with the just-passed reform, especially during the immediate period before the benefits start to phase in, which is in six months.
Obama on tour
Despite a landmark victory in passing reform, the Obama administration knows it is vulnerable. Many in the public don’t like or understand the massive package of provisions.
On Thursday, Mr. Obama heads to Iowa City, Iowa – where candidate Obama first announced his health care plan in May 2007 – for a speech “to discuss how health insurance reform will lower costs for small businesses and American families and give them more control over their health care,” the White House announced Monday.