Dan Pfeiffer at the White House Blog Feed asks, Will the Republicans Post Their Health Plan… and When?.
Let me help you, Dan.
GOP has a one-page summary sheet and the legislative text of Republican proposals.
Which, by the way, Chris Frates at Politico noticed had been linked to by the White House website,
Turns out the House Republicans’ plan has been online since October and already has its own link on the White House website. The White House encourages readers to "read more about House and Senate ideas from both parties on their websites." The link sends readers to a House GOP website that includes a one-page summary sheet and the legislative text of their proposals.
Of course Dan can’t believe that the Republicans are serious about their proposed items,
What you can’t do just yet is read about the Republicans’ consensus plan – because so far they haven’t announced what proposal they’ll be bringing to the table. To be sure, there are many Republicans who share the President’s conviction that we need to act on reform, and there are several pieces of Republican health care legislation out there. Previously we were told this was the House Republican bill. Is it still? We look forward to hearing whether this the proposal they’ll bring. The Senate Republicans have yet to post any kind of plan, so we continue to await word from them. As of right now, the American people still don’t know which one Congressional Republicans support and which one they want to present to the public on Thursday.
considering that the Democrats have been debating healthcare on their on for nearly a full year and the President came out with his yesterday.
Daniel Foster on The Democrats’ Orwellian Talking Point
Of course, Pfeiffer moves the goal posts on Republicans — calling for a grand, unified plan instead of “a collection of piecemeal & sometimes conflicting ideas.” But that doesn’t scan. At issue is precisely whether health-care cost and access problems are best addressed by a massive new entitlement structure that would socialize costs and guarantee access by mandate and price controls, or by a series of smaller, targeted reforms and incentives. It won’t do for Pfeiffer to say the Republican plan isn’t a plan at all because it isn’t more like Obamacare.
To their credit, the mainstream media couldn’t pass up reporting on Pfeiffer’s glaring disingenousness, and Twitter was alive this morning with D.C. correspondents forwarding links to the GOP plan. Ironically, this is perhaps the most exposure the Republican plan has so far received, and all it took was the Democrats saying that it didn’t exist.
Thank goodness for small favors.
While you’re at it, notice that
unlike the president’s plan, which can’t be scored by the CBO due to its lack of detail, the Republican plan will lower health-care premiums by 10 percent.